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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £64.00

Solid 9ct yellow gold curb chains in various width and length. Each chain comes with a clasp and is ready to wear. All jump rings have been soldered/closed to enhance the strength of each chain. The clasp is included in the length of each chain.

Also available in 9ct White Gold, and in 18ct Yellow or White Gold.

 The oldest known map of a gold mine was drawn in the 19th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt (1320–1200 BC), whereas the first written reference to gold was recorded in the 12th Dynasty around 1900 BC. Egypt and especially Nubia had the resources to make them major gold-producing areas for much of history. The primitive working methods are described by both Strabo and Diodorus Siculus and included fire-setting. Gold is mentioned frequently in the Old Testament, starting with Genesis 2:11 (at Havilah), and many parts of the temple including the Menorah and the golden altar. The New Testament Book of Revelation 21:21 describes the city of New Jerusalem as having streets "made of pure gold, clear as crystal". In the Book of Exodus, the Golden Calf is a symbol of idolatry, while in the Book of Genesis, Abraham was said to be rich in gold and silver, and Moses was instructed to cover the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant with pure gold. The legend of the golden fleece dating from eighth century BCE may refer to the use of fleeces to trap gold dust from placer deposits in the ancient world. In Roman metallurgy, new methods for extracting gold on a large scale were developed by introducing hydraulic mining methods, especially in Hispania from 25 BC onwards and in Dacia (an area in modern Transylvania/Romania)from 106 AD onwards. The mines at Roşia Montană in Transylvania were very large, and until very recently, still mined by opencast methods.

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