Ten Fun, Fascinating (and just plain weird) Jewellery Facts!

If you love a bit of random jewellery trivia we've got a treat for you! These ten weird and wonderful jewellery facts will shock, surprise and enlighten you, from movie jewellery trivia to scientific facts and eyebrow-raising "Who'd-have-thunk-its"! If you know any weird or wonderful jewellery trivia facts let us know in the comments.

1 A woman lost her engagement ring for 16 years, then found it growing on a carrot in her garden...

It's true! Swedish woman Lena Påhlsson last saw the white gold band, set with seven small diamonds, in her kitchen when she removed it to do some Christmas baking back in 1995. When she went to put it back on it had disappeared. Since then the family had searched extensively, even taking up the kitchen floor during renovations in the hope of finding it, but it remained lost. Then, in 2011, Lena was pulling up some carrots in her garden when she spotted the ring wrapped snugly around the crown of a tiny carrot that she was about to discard. It's believed the ring fell into the sink amongst the vegetable peelings and was either added to the compost heap – or fed to the sheep! You can read more about the incredible story here. 2 The blue sapphire necklace in the movie Titanic, Heart of the Ocean, was there on the real deal. Well, kind of ...

The 1997 movie Titanic may have romanticised somewhat on the story of Jack and Rose and the Heart of the Ocean, but there's no doubt that a real love story involving a blue sapphire necklace, now nicknamed 'The Love of the Sea', did exist! 19-year-old Kate Phillips and her fiancé, 40-year-old Henry Morley, were eloping to start a new life together as man and wife in San Francisco. The story is quite scandalous as Henry was leaving his existing wife and 12-year-old daughter behind in England, and the love-struck couple were travelling under the assumed names of Mr and Mrs Marshall. Before embarking on their journey Henry had gifted Kate a sapphire and diamond necklace, and when the Titanic struck the iceberg Kate made it into a lifeboat with no other possessions than her trunk key and her beloved sapphire necklace. Henry died that night and Kate spent several months living in New York, where she discovered she was pregnant and returned to her family in England. Image, The Heart of The Ocean from the movie Titanic. Attribution: By Zachgriff11 (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

3 So .... Is it a jewel, or a toy?