Nothing is worse than picking up a beautiful piece of silver jewelry and seeing that it’s become dull or blackened. Tarnish and Sterling Silver go hand in hand, but all it takes is a little bit of extra care to keep your jewelry in top shape. Following our storage tips can go a long way in helping to reduce how badly your pieces will tarnish, but sometimes it happens. If you find yourself with a piece of jewelry that’s gone dull or black we recommend the following ways to get your shine back.
Self-determination, at whatever cost, is inextricable from the Maroon identity. In waging war against slavery and its masters, the Maroons carved their independence into the hidden hills of the lands they had been violently brought into. Establishing communities under autonomous rule, the Maroons committed themselves to lives of their own choosing, concealed from those who would write their histories.
An inconspicuous death, in an unremarkable gorge, 10,000 years ago seems a strange place from which to challenge the modern understanding of what it means to be European. And yet, Cheddar Man, a Mesolithic man whose skeleton was discovered in 1903, has done exactly that. As Britain’s oldest intact and whole skeleton, Cheddar Man provided DNA-based insight into the appearance of some of Britain’s oldest ancestors.
Celebrity follows the artist, rarely the muse. In the case of Fannie Eaton, this aphorism rings true: the Pre-Raphaelite movement marked a quiet revolution in art, and its artists’ names now know fame. But credit for this seismic shift in art belongs just as much to Fannie Eaton as it does to the artists who painted her.
We often take history as an impartial account, but how often do we ask ourselves whose version of the story is this? Who decides which stories are important enough to pass along from generation to generation and which get left behind? When we think about making history, we often think about life-changing impacts or great shake-ups that have the power to forever alter life as we know it.
There are so many terms and caveats when it comes to gold jewelry – it can get a little confusing. We’ve put together the fast facts for you to understand exactly what you’re purchasing and what to expect.