February 2016


February 20th 2016

Aluminium is a chemical element with the symbol AI and atomic number 13. It is the third most abundant element and the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust, making up approximately 8% of it. It has an extremely low density and is highly resistant to corrosion making it a popular metal for many everyday objects. Its chief uses are in the aerospace industry, food & beverage packaging, window frames and many more.


February 16th 2016

In today’s society, a ring is used to symbolise commitment, love and loyalty to one another. Usually made of a precious metal, which may or may not contain gemstones, there is a large amount of sentimentality behind rings that does not often apply to other pieces of jewellery. Everyone is familiar with the tradition of wearing rings, but how did this tradition develop?

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February 9th 2016

A wedding anniversary is the date of each year when your wedding took place. In today’s society these are traditionally marked by something which corresponds to the year – for example, your first wedding anniversary is marked by paper and several of the milestone years are marked by different metals. The origins of this can be traced back to Medieval Europe when husbands would present their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary, and a golden wreath on their fiftieth. Gold and silver are still used to mark these dates today.

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