O’REILLYS Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver Auction Wednesday, 20th February 2019 at 1pm

AUCTION OF FINE JEWELLERY, WATCHES & SILVER • WEDNESDAY, 20th FEBRUARY 2019 2 International Women’s Day is a time for women around the world to commemorate their struggles and celebrate their achievements.The United Nations formally proclaimed March 8th International Women’s Day in 1975.The roots of the movement can be traced back to the struggles of women workers in the late nineteenth century. This year, the theme of International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter which encourages everyone to help play a part in creating a gender-balanced world! March 8th is International Women’s Day Turquoise is an opaque mineral that occurs in beautiful hues of blue, blueish-green, and blueish-yellow.The legacy of turquoise appreciation spans the globe, from ancient Egypt to China to Mesoamerica.Turquoise is among the world’s oldest jewellery, with pieces discovered buried in ancient Egyptian tombs.The gem is found in only a few places on earth- dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals, which creates some of the most vivid blues and greens.The name turquoise is derived from the French term, ‘pierre turquoise’, meaning ‘Turkish stone’ because of it’s trade routes which brought the stone to Europe through Turkey. Today turquoise is admired by people all around the world the same way it has for thousands of years. Turquoise... a gem that has been held in the highest regard for thousands of years Lot 15 Lot 160 Lot 306 Lot 156

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