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Choker made from carved candle coal

Gunter Altenkirch, Gersheim-Rubenheim and Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes Open Gallery

State Chancellery Saarland

State Chancellery Saarland

Candle coal is relatively simple to sand and carve. Polishing the candle coal gives it a special deep black gloss. During very early periods, coal was processed in this way to form precious and desirable jewellery. The oldest piece of jewellery ever found is dated to around the year 3,000 BC.

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  • Title: Choker made from carved candle coal
  • Creator: Gunter Altenkirch, Gersheim-Rubenheim, Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes Open Gallery
  • Subject Keywords: Das Erbe Kapitel 1 – Kredit der Sonne
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