We may not want to admit it, but the holiday season can definitely be a stressful time of year.
There are parties to plan for, gifts to purchase, family gatherings that require cooking and cleaning. If you have kids they likely have events they need to bring gifts to as well. If you’re traveling to spend the holidays with family or friends, you either have to buy plane tickets or fill up your gas tank.
The short answer is that both are correct. They are both measurements used in the world of jewelry and while they have the same pronunciation, they are spelled differently and measure two completely different things.
Wales is known for its dramatic scenery–steeped in mystery and romance. It is covered in majestic heather-clad hills cut by cascading waterfalls and mountain streams that rush through gladed valleys.
Yet, beneath the quartzite exterior, there is another treasure–as valuable as it is beautiful. Perhaps you have heard that there is gold in them thar (Welsh) hills, but did you know that Welsh gold has decorated the finger of every royal bride dating back to the Queen Mother’s wedding in 1923? What is it about Welsh gold that makes it the top choice for Britain’s monarchy?
Gold has been a treasured precious metal throughout human history. Even dating back to ancient times, it has held a significance of beauty and status that set it apart from all other precious metals. Gold was also the metallic basis of many circulating coins through the early 20th century.
In today’s world, gold coins are at the top of almost every coin collector’s or coin investor’s want list. Some are more likely than others to be found in circulation. One collection of coins the experts at Gold Guys commonly see is the American Arts Commemorative Series.
American Arts Commemorative Series Medallions are a series made up of ten gold bullion medallions. They were produced by the United States Mint beginning in 1980 and ending in 1984. These coins were sold to compete with other bullion coins including the South African Krugerrand.
After the United States Department of the Treasury started selling portions of the national stockpile of gold, this series was first suggested by North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms. Iowa Representative, Jim Leach, proposed that the medallions portray notable American artists. The bill containing the authorizing legislation into law was signed by President Jimmy Carter on November 10, 1978, regardless of objections from Treasury officials.
Gold and gold jewelry come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and colors, all of which can combine to make a piece more unique and more aligned with a wearer’s particular tastes and sensibilities.
This is certainly the case with Black Hills gold jewelry, which is made via a one-of-a-kind process to result in pieces unlike any others in the industry.
Here is a closer look at the history of Black Hills gold jewelry, its key characteristics, and the processes that go into creating it.