What Is Palladium?
Palladium is a rare, naturally white and lustrous metal. Unlike white gold, palladium does not need to be alloyed or plated for protection or coloring. This is good news for jewelry lovers allergic to nickel, which is often used in creating white gold.
How Birthstones Were Selected for Each Month
Many have offered that people would wear a certain stone during its corresponding month as a talisman. For example, the healing powers of February's stone would be most powerful during February, so that stone should be worn during February, even if the wearer wasn't born during that month.
Holiday Drink Recipes: Vodka with Gold Leaf
Gold consumption can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians who credited the metal with metaphysical and healing powers. In fact, many believe our enduring obsession with gold began with the Egyptians some 5,000 years ago. Often associated with Eternity, gold, or “the skin of the gods,” held deep spiritual value for the Egyptians.