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A Jeweler’s Look at the Olympic Metals

From a winner’s eye, these gold and bronze metals are perfect. They represent years, often an entire lifetime, of blood, sweat and tears.

But fashionably speaking, do they cut the mustard? Of course, they’re not intended to wear out to a night at the club. You might one to don your chunky moissanite ring or dazzling Gemesis pendant for that.

These metals:

[are] rather heavy medal plated with 6 grams of gold. Weighing in at over a pound, these medals are not for the slight of frame.The performance of the medals is garnering mixed reviews (not from those that actually win them though – without exception the athletes are elated to own one).

According to the medal’s designers, Vancouver architect Omer Arbel and artist Corrine Hunt, inspiration for the designs was drawn from ocean waves, snowdrifts and mountain ranges. Critics note they seem more representative though of potato chips and the melting clocks from Salvador Dali’s painting “The Persistence of Memory.”

So lesson learned? If you’ve scored yourself an Olympic metal, it might be better off on display!