The "Heart of the Ocean" was never found because it was only a fictional piece of jewelry featured in the James Cameron film, "Titanic." The British jewelers Asprey & Garrad were consigned to fashion the blue diamond necklace for the movie.
In one of the most prominent scenes in the film, the main character Rose Dewitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet, wears the necklace while Jack Dawson, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, paints her in the nude. Rose later finds it inside the coat she was wearing after she is saved from the sinking Titanic.
Other replicas of the "Heart of the Ocean" were made by Harry Winston, Noveau Treasures and the J. Peterman Company.Learn More
The inscription "EPNS" on a piece of silver stands for electroplated nickel silver. This form of silver is created when a layer of pure silver is used to cover an alloy of zinc, nickel and copper during an electrochemical process.Full Answer >
Sterling silver, also known as .925 silver, is an alloy consisting of 92.5 percent pure silver and 7.5 percent other metals. It is commonly used in jewelry, kitchen utensils, decorative trays and goblets.Full Answer >
The popularity and perceived value of diamonds come from what is likely the most successful advertising campaign in global history, which was waged by the DeBeers company. Diamonds are not a tradeable investment like gold and silver. Instead, they gained their status through psychological manipulation.Full Answer >
Blue gems come in many different varieties and colors, with sapphire being the most classic and highly prized blue gemstone from the mineral corundum. All blue corundums are known as sapphires while corundums of all other colors are called fancy sapphires, and red corundums are known as rubies. Other gemstones with a blue color include tanzanite, zircon, topaz, aquamarine, lapis lazuli, spinel, tourmaline, iolite, apatite, agate, rainbow moonstone, kyanite, fluorite and paraiba tourmaline.Full Answer >