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The History Of The Locket Necklace

The one piece of jewelry that is so incredibly personal to anyone that owns one is a locket. Lockets have been around for hundreds of years and during all that time they have been used for many different things. Lockets are generally associated with pendants that are worn on a chain, but lockets were often used on a ring as well.In times past a locket was used to carry around small things that had some value to the wearer. Medicine could be kept inside them as well as poison. Ancient times could be very dangerous to live in and the act of poisoning someone who was a threat to you was often a means of disposing of them. It was a lot more common than you might think. Lockets were also used by those who held certain beliefs in herbs and like charms to ward off evil and sickness. The hair or ashes of loved ones was often kept inside a locket as one of...

Buy Hepatica For the Liver, Digestion and Other Benefits

HepaticaHepatica AmericanaRanunculaceae (buttercup family)Hepatica takes its common and genus names from the supposed resemblance of its lobed leaves to the shape of the liver - in Latin, hepaticus means "liver." As its important earlier uses include treatment for liver problems, that connection may also have influenced the choice of name. Earlier observers watched nature closely for useful healing medicines. Hepatica's species name affirms that it is a native American plant, as is the sharp-lobed hepatica, H. acutiloba, whose species name literally means "sharp leaf," from the Latin acus, "needle." These two native species favour moist rich woodland soil and grow from Nova Scotia to Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana, west to Missouri and Minnesota. Their diminutive daisy-like flowers with five to seven pastel petals range from lavender and blue to...

Two-Tone Silver Jewelry

This type of jewelry is accomplished by combining any type of metal with silver. The metal that the silver is combined with is normally a different luster and color. It is commonly paired yellow gold. The yellow gold ranges in purity between ten and twenty-four karats. It provides a high degree of contrast against silver, which is the lighter metal. Two-tone silver jewelry is a big hit with men as they can find forms of tie pies, watches, and cuff links.For two-tone jewelry sterling silver forms the base and this metal is almost 93% pure silver. To increase its casting properties and stability it is mixed with other metals. The first metal that is usually chosen to pair with silver is copper. Other metals include platinum, zinc, and germanium, all of which may be used to eliminate fire scale and reduce the effects of tarnishing. In times past,...
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