At these trade fairs, which were held in a few cities, l' Once de TROY was used to determine the weight, thus the market value of the goods that were procured such as spices, ginger, saffron, lemons, liquorice, pepper, indigo, incense, precious stones, gold, silver, salted sea fish, cheese and so on. It was thus at Troyes in France, that this unit of measurement was adopted under the name of Once de Troyes.
Royalty & their Jewelry - Diamond Cap Tsar Ivan Alekseevich Russia
Happy-with-Mississippi... Amritsar Diaries... "Actually I was afraid of... but these earrings are very smart..." Actually Junk or what we call Fashion Jewelry started as a way to save on the cost of precious metals, especially Gold and precious stones. But then who knew using non-precious metals would almost destroy the fine art of jewelry making. 🤔 Over many many years, or decades, that's what has literally happened. Cheap metal, so match it with cheap workmanship. 😉 And it went one…
"My jewelry is made with gold, silver, base metal, precious and semi-precious stones. I use these materials to create my own unique designs. I have two themes. One is the exploration of three dimensional geometric abstraction.