Friday, April 27, 2012


More interesting facts about gold:

  * The term "gold" comes from an old Anglo-Saxon world 'gelo', or yellow.
  * Less than 50% of all the world's gold is still in the ground.
  * Two thirds of the world's supply of gold comes from South Africa. US sources include South Dakota and Nevada. The UK has a small amount in Wales.
  * Gold is used in window glass and astronaut helmets to reflect infrared rays while allowing sunlight to pass through.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Elizabeth Locke

Elizabeth Locke is a talented jewelry artist and her pieces are sold all over the world.  She has a degree in Modern Italian Literature, which she started at Duke and finished at University of Florence.  She had an avant-garde furnishing accessories business in Italy, spent some time in New York, and was a contributing editor of Town & Country magazine for six years.  In addition, she has a degree in gemology and travels the world to seek different elements that make up her designs, which are all individually designed by her and handmade in 19k gold.
Elizabeth Locke

Bracelet with Roman Coins

Venetian Glass Earrings

Heavy Gold Volterra Link Chain Necklace

Friday, April 20, 2012


More fun facts about gold…
  • In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt prohibits private holding of all gold coins, bullion, gold stocks and gold certificates
  • Some cars use gold for heat dissipation
  • In 1968, gold was made the official state mineral of Alaska
  • India is the largest consumer of gold

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Queen Elizabeth's Birthday

The Queen will turn 86 years of age this Saturday April 21st. She usually spends her birthday privately, however the occasion is publicly marked by gun salutes in central London in Hyde Park, at the Windsor Great Park, and at the Tower of London.  She will celebrate her official birthday on a Saturday in June. Some interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth include…

   * The Queen was born at 2:40a.m. on April 21, 1926 in  Mayfair, London.  
   * She was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
   * Princess Elizabeth was educated at home with her younger sister, Princess Margaret.     
   * Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip first met when they attended the wedding of Prince Philip's cousin, Princess Marina of Greece to The Duke of Kent, who was an uncle of Princess Elizabeth, in 1934.
   * The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were married in Westminster Abbey on November 20th, 1947 at 11:30am with 2000 invited guests.