Many centuries ago, people noticed that some metals are different from “relatives”. They shine brighter, do not rust, and even after years do not change their original appearance. Such metals were called precious and began to use them in jewelry. Noble metals are able to surprise not only with their charm, but also with a unique history and unsurpassed properties. Learn interesting facts of precious metals and take a fresh look at your jewelry!
Pioneer in the world of precious metals
The first noble metal that people paid attention to was gold. Historians claim that the history of the precious metal began in the V millennium BC. The theory is confirmed by the finds of archaeologists – gold items made precisely during this period.
Metal in nature is found in the form of nuggets and sand. There are numerous interesting facts about the precious metal associated with its mining. For example, it is known that the ancient Greeks mined gold using lamb skins. Craftsmen took the skin of a trimmed animal, walked to the river where a gold deposit was discovered, and washed the sand. Grains of precious metal remained on the skin. From here comes the myth of the Golden Fleece. Continue reading