Afterwords, you would switch the pin to the right side. The musical Grease has a famous part involving the iconic pin: In one scene, Frenchie uses a "virgin" pin to pierce Sandy's ear.Circle Pins symbolize undying love. The round shape symbolizes eternity. Wearing a circle pin was a way to get "pinned" and show that you are going seriously steady without The Ring. A pin with a pearl meant one true love.
Other gems and shiny additions on a pin would often have made up personal meanings by high school lovebirds. For example, a pin with a bow might mean we're tying the knot. Sometimes if they were all in the same sorority, club or school group, girls would all wear matching pins to show membership and belonging.
Circle Pins are scarf holders. Some people say that round pins were originally designed as holders to help keep a scarf neat and positioned perfectly.
It actually works wonders and looks really great! When you pull one end of a sheer scarf through the center of the pin and then fasten the pin, it will help keep your scarf in place and complete the look. This actually makes sense since sheer scarves can be so slippery. Aquamarine is a blue to green-blue gem-quality variety of beryl. The beryl group of gemstones is most famous for chromium-rich green emerald, one of the'precious four' gems (diamond, sapphire and ruby are the remaining three).
Aquamarine is an official birthstone for those born in March. Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding vitreous glass-like luster. It is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from pale light blue to medium-dark blue. The name'aquamarine' was derived from an old Latin expression which meant'seawater'. Aquamarine and emerald belong to the same family, but they are surprisingly different.Aquamarine and emerald are both beryllium aluminum silicates, but emerald is colored by trace amounts of chromium (and sometimes vanadium), while aquamarine obtains its color from iron impurities within colorless beryl (goshenite). Aquamarine and emerald have essentially the same specific gravity and refractive index, but emerald tends to be hazy and full of inclusions, while aquamarine is known to occur with excellent transparency and clarity. Aquamarines name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. Marchs birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues. Like many beryls, aquamarine forms large crystals suitable for sizable fashioned gems and carvings. The name aquamarine is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning of the sea. It has been said that the mineral beryl gives the wearer protection against foes in battle or litigation. It makes the wearer unconquerable and amiable, and also quickens the intellect. Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Although famous for singing that diamonds are a girls best friend, one of Marilyn Monroes most treasured pieces of jewelry was a simple sixteen-inch string of pearls given to her by Joe DiMaggio during their honeymoon in Japan. Pearls were always a favorite accessory of 20th century style icon Grace Kelly, both during her screen star days and once she became Princess Grace of Monaco. Her husband Prince Rainier gave her a luxurious pearl-and-diamond jewelry set that she wore frequently.
Pearls are unique among gemstones because they dont arise from the depths of the earth but from the sea. They require no special cutting or polishing to maximize their lustrous beauty, which has been treasured since ancient times and ensures that pearl jewelry is always in style. THE HISTORY OF PEARL JEWELRY.Pearls were used in jewelry at least as far back as ancient Greece, and until the 20th century pearls were one of the most valued gems, if not the most valuable, in many cultures. The rules of the Byzantine empire. Dictated that only the emperor was allowed to wear pearls, and other societies had rules about who could and could not wear these little treasures.
The sixteenth century in England was known as the Pearl Age, reflecting the prestige carried by pearls at that time. Pearls became more accessible in the early 1900s once people in Asia discovered how to create cultured pearls. By carefully placing a small nucleus into a living oyster, a pearl forms around the nucleus, allowing pearls to be created in oyster farms. THE SYMBOLIS In many ancient societies pearls symbolized the moon and were imbued with magical properties.
Ancient Chinese civilizations believed that wearing pearls protected a person from fire and dragons, and other cultures have associated them with chastity and modesty. Pearls have long been exchanged as gifts.
When 13th century explorer Marco Polo visited Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan he reportedly presented him with the stunning Arco Valley Pearl, which weighs in at 575 carats and is more than three inches long (the pearl was auctioned off in Abu Dhabi in 2007 and its whereabouts are unknown). A famously beautiful pearl called La Peregrina was given by Prince Phillip II of Spain to his bride Mary during the 16th century.
La Peregrina, a white, pear-shaped saltwater pearl, had a series of royal owners until the 1960s, when actor Richard Burton gave it to his jewelry-obsessed wife Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor had a necklace of pearls and rubies designed to showcase La Peregina. Art Deco Wedding Band Old Mine-cut Diamonds Antique Sapphires Yellow Gold. The item "ANTIQUE 14K GOLD VICTORIAN PEARL & ice blue AQUAMARINE GEMSTONE BROOCH PIN" is in sale since Friday, March 23, 2018.
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