Jewellery Quiz

Dec 13, 2022

Ruby Tuesday Quiz
The Rolling Stones may have written Ruby Tuesday about a girlfriend, and there’s even a restaurant chain named it…but we are keeping it much more simple for the topic of today’s quiz: Jewellery.

QUESTIONS

1. What type of jewellery is carved with a raised relief image on a background of a different colour, normally on a brooch or necklace?  Hint – The classic design is white relief on a blue background.

2. There are wonderful examples of Iron Age jewellery found in the Snettisham Treasures in Norfolk. Many torcs were found amongst the collection, but on which part of the body would a torc be worn?

3. In which country were dung beetles a highly sought after form of jewellery?

4. What metal is mixed with pure gold to make Rose Gold?

5. Developed in 1907, which moulded material is also called Catalin (a brand name) and was a popular choice of material for making bracelets, ear-rings and radios?

6. Manacor is a town on which island which is famous for making imitation, yet high quality and prestigious man-made pearls?

7. From which country does the gold for British Royal Wedding bands come from as it is prized as the purest form of gold found in nature?

8. What is special about a Gimmel or Gemmel rings which were once used as a type of engagement or betrothal pledge tokens?

9. What name is given to the traditional Irish ring in which a heart represents love, a crown represents loyalty and two clasped hands symbolise friendship?

10. What are the traditional two colours used on a Martenitsa bracelet?

 

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ANSWERS

1. What type of jewellery is carved with a raised relief image on a background of a different colour, normally on a brooch or necklace?  Hint – The classic design is white relief on a blue background.
CAMEO

2. There are wonderful examples of Iron Age jewellery found in the Snettisham Treasures in Norfolk. Many torcs were found amongst the collection, but on which part of the body would a torc be worn?
AROUND THE NECK (A torc, or sometimes spelt torque, was a semi-permanent necklace made of different twisted strands.)

3. In which country were dung beetles a highly sought after form of jewellery?
EGYPT(The dung beetle is the Scarab and was believed by the ancient Egyptians to be the force which moved the sun across the sky)

4. What metal is mixed with pure gold to make Rose Gold?
COPPER

5. Developed in 1907, which moulded material is also called Catalin (a brand name) and was a popular choice of material for making bracelets, ear-rings and radios?
BAKELITE

6. Manacor is a town on which island which is famous for making imitation, yet high quality and prestigious man-made pearls?
MAJORCA

7. From which country does the gold for British Royal Wedding bands come from as it is prized as the purest form of gold found in nature?
WALES

8. What is special about a Gimmel or Gemmel rings which were once used as a type of engagement or betrothal pledge tokens?
IT WAS A RING SEPARATED IN TWO PARTS WHICH WERE JOINED TOGETHER AFTER THE WEDDING

9. What name is given to the traditional Irish ring in which a heart represents love, a crown represents loyalty and two clasped hands symbolise friendship?
CLADDAGH RING (Irish - fáinne Chladaigh)

10. What are the traditional two colours used on a Martenitsa bracelet?
RED AND WHITE (White represents a male and red the female)

 

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