Rare Etruscan Gold Earring Immortalized in Ambrotype

The Etruscan decorative disc is a small piece of jewelry that belongs to the collection of the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim. It is believed to have been created by the Etruscan civilization, which was a powerful and wealthy culture that flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd centuries BCE.   The disc is made of […]

The Making of a Gold Rush Town

It’s not everyday that someone chances upon a 22-ounce gold nugget glinting out of the earth, but it certainly was the case in 1957 with Arthur Stewart, the owner of a small nearby grazing property in Bealiba, Australia. In a serendipitous moment, Stewart had stopped at the side of the road to repair the chain […]