Did you know that King Tut had elaborate beadwork in his tomb, including a pair of slippers and a hassock showing captive nations? Or that peridot is the only gemstone found in meteorites? Did you know the word bead comes from the Anglo-Saxon words bidden (to pray) and bede (prayer), and the the largest diamond ever found was the The Cullinan; it weighed 3,106 carats, or about one and a third pounds?
Artbeads.com has these bits of trivia and many other entertaining pieces of information included in our newly updated Fun Facts section. From the history of beads and jewelry to the science and composition of gemstones, these interesting tidbits provide an interesting and entertaining look at the world of beads!