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Jewellery Myths Debunked : #3 Only Oysters Produce Pearls

There are many myths and misconceptions regarding jewellery and gemstones. Here is one of them: Only Oysters Produce Pearls. The most valuable pearls occur in the wild, but are rare. Most pearls used in jewellery are commercially farmed from pearl oysters and freshwater mussels. However, nearly all shelled molluscs are capable of producing pearls, these…

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Jewellery Myths Debunked : #2 Diamonds are indestructible

There are many myths and misconceptions regarding jewellery and gemstones. Here is one of them: Diamonds are indestructible. While diamonds may be one of the hardest naturally occurring materials on our planet, this does not make them indestructible. A diamond can chip, or even shatter if struck at particular points; this has to do with…

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