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Fun facts and unexpected stories about jewelry!

Did you know. There is jewelry that moves around your body, jewelry desserts and jewelry duels? If not, you should read this article as soon as possible! In it we have collected the strangest, funniest and most ridiculous stories from the world of jewelry. We promise that you will not be bored.

Fun facts and unexpected stories about jewelry!

A jewelry duel

Leanne de Pugy and Carolina Otero
Leanne de Pugy and Carolina Otero

 

At the end of the 19th century, a jewelry duel occurred between two famous courtesans who boasted about how much jewelry they had received from enthusiastic admirers. Leanne de Pugy and Caroline Otero were in constant competition with each other. This rivalry culminated in a duel between the two beauties, who met publicly near the Monte Carlo casino, where crowds of onlookers gathered during the day and hour. Caroline was the first to appear in the ring.

She wore a magnificent collection of emerald jewelry given to her by her banker in Berlin. Next it was Leanne's turn. But what a surprise when she appeared in a simple muslin dress with a rose! And that was it?! Behind Leanne stood her maid in a black uniform studded from top to bottom with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and numerous other jewels.

Moreover, Leanne later sealed her victory by beating Caroline at the banker who had given her the emeralds. Otero had no choice but to flee the city in a rage.

Earrings with hint

I wonder how our ancestors met, without messengers, dating websites and social media. Actually, it was much easier than that. The "in active search" status were.... Earrings! Young women wore minimalist, simple earrings with no superfluous decor or design at a wedding reception. Married women, on the other hand, adorned themselves with jewelry with intricate ornaments, patterns and precious stones. In this way, the bachelors could recognize a potential bride from afar.

Living jewelry

Living jewelry
Living jewelry

 

Imagine wearing a brooch that moves. For example, you put it on your lapel in the morning and take it off your hem in the evening. And such jewelry actually exists.

According to ancient Yucatan tradition, the back of a live Mexican makech beetle is covered with gold and then decorated with precious stones and attached to a thin chain. The "brooch" leisurely wanders through your clothing during the day. Do not worry about the poor thing: these beetles are very slow and unpretentious, the main thing is to properly take care of such a "decoration". By the way, Madagascar cockroaches are also used as live decorations! Brrrr.... We still recommend wearing brooches in the form of insects rather than an insect brooch.

Growing jewelry

Growing jewelry
Growing jewelry

 

Unlike its predecessor, this creative idea is sure to appeal to conservationists and environmentalists. Iceland has developed a collection of jewelry decorated with.... real grass! The jewelry is made of silver, but instead of gemstones, the pieces feature plants.

To make your jewelry last at least a few months, you literally have to water it and put it in the sun. This piece of jewelry not only makes an impression, but is also a great alternative for people who live in megacities and lack greenery and nature.

A dessert for 10 million!

A dessert for 10 million!
Strawberry dessert at Arnaud's, a French-Creole restaurant in New Orleans.

 

Do you like sweets? Then you're sure to love the strawberry dessert at Arnaud's, a French-Creole restaurant in New Orleans. But be prepared to pay the bill! The bill for such a treat will be $10 million! For what? - You ask in horror. The dessert comes in three parts: a bowl of strawberries, a signature French 75 cocktail, and a box containing a 10.06-carat diamond ring! This treat is often presented in conjunction with a marriage proposal. You can not refuse both: the man and the dessert!