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sterling silver jewelry partsA bystander caught the moment 11 thugs smashed their way into a Los Angeles-area jewelry store and made off with handfuls of loot. As the video begins, you can see at least two of the robbers rifling through the store’s window display. The cars are a gold-colored Infiniti sedan, a black Volkswagen sedan and a dark-colored Toyota Camry. The thugs then speed away heading southbound away from the scene. According to a statement from the Manhattan Beach Police Department, the robbery took place around 7:00 pm at Pasha Fine Jewelry on Manhattan Beach Boulevard in wealthy, laid back beach community on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The detective said that value of the goods that were stolen is still being assessed by the store. Police confirmed that the thieves used hammers during the robbery. The group sprints across the street and in to three waiting cars. After 12 seconds, the robbers, clad in ski masks and predominantly wearing dark clothing, begin to make their exit one-by-one. Authorities referred to the crime as a ‘smash and grab’ robbery. The witness also said: ‘We saw like eight people running out of the store with bags full of jewelry and then a man and woman chasing out after asking someone to call the police. At least three of the group were armed with handguns but no shots was fired during the heist. In the background, you can see the other robbers frantically running through the store, smashing display cases with hammers. One of the group appears to drop something and stops to pick it up before getting to his car.

The other store is in Santa Monica.

gold and sterling silverAccording to Mikelson, the smash-and-grab nature of the robbery fits a pattern of recent crimes in southern Los Angeles but it’s the first of its kind in Manhattan Beach. According to the store’s website, Pasha Fine Jewelry specializes in wedding and engagement rings. Among those who call the area home are Vince Vaughn, Zooey Deschanel and ‘The Wolf of Street’ aka Jordan Belfort. The other store is in Santa Monica. Manhattan Beach Mayor Steve Napolitano said following the robbery: ‘This was not just a crime against a person or a business. Gascon in the midst of fighting a recall attempt amid allegations that he is soft on crime, reports the Los Angeles Times. Manhattan Beach is more typically associated with celebrity residents and expensive real estate. The average income of residents is $139,000. The mayor added: ‘We’re going to add additional patrols in our downtown and throughout our commercial and residential areas. According to a Dataquick study, more homes were sold in the area with a price tag of over $1 million than any other city in California. Inside the effort to recall Los Angeles D.A. Pasha Fine Jewelry founder Albert Takalak started his business in Turkey in 1979. Takalak operates two stores in Los Angeles County. This was a crime against our entire community. He continued: ‘An armed robbery in broad daylight in our downtown could have resulted in serious injury and death.

Sterling silver is an alloy ( of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. Their Kontor, the Steelyard of London, was called Easterlings Hall, or Esterlingeshalle. The word in origin refers to the newly introduced Norman silver penny. In 1260, Henry III granted them a charter of protection. Recent examples of these alloys include argentium, sterlium and silvadium. The claim has been made in Henry Spelman’s glossary (Glossarium Archaiologicum) as referenced in Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone. Because the League’s money was not frequently debased like that of England, English traders stipulated to be paid in pounds of the Easterlings, which was contracted to sterling. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the most plausible etymology is a derivation from a late Old English steorling (with, or like, a ‘little star’), as some early Norman pennies were imprinted with a small star. 1142) uses the Latin forms libræ sterilensium and libræ sterilensis monetæ. The British numismatist Philip Grierson disagrees with the “star” etymology, as the stars appeared on Norman pennies only for the single three-year issue from 1077 to 1080 (the Normans changed coin designs every three years). Another argument is that the Hanseatic League was the source for both the origin of its definition and manufacture, and in its name is that the German name for the Baltic is Ostsee, or ‘East Sea’, and from this the Baltic merchants were called “Osterlings”, or “Easterlings”. In support of this he cites the fact that one of the first acts of the Normans was to restore the coinage to the consistent weight and purity it had in the days of Offa, King of Mercia. The Hanseatic League was officially active in the London trade from 1266 to 1597. This etymology may have been first suggested by Walter de Pinchebek (c. Fine silver, which is 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Such elements include germanium, zinc, platinum, silicon, and boron. One of the earliest attestations of the term is in Old French form esterlin, in a charter of the abbey of Les Préaux, dating to either 1085 or 1104. The English chronicler Orderic Vitalis (1075 – c. 1300) with the explanation that the coin was originally made by moneyers from that region. By 1854, the tie between Easterling and Sterling was well-established, as Ronald Zupko quotes in his dictionary of weights. Byzantine solidus, originally known as the solidus aureus meaning ‘solid gold‘ or ‘reliable gold‘.

This would have been perceived as a contrast to the progressive debasement of the intervening 200 years, and would therefore be a likely source for a nickname. Between 1634 and 1776, some 500 silversmiths created items in the “New World” ranging from simple buckles to ornate Rococo coffee pots. Stamping each of their pieces with their personal maker’s mark, colonial silversmiths relied upon their own status to guarantee the quality and composition of their products. Colonial silversmiths used many of the techniques developed by those in Europe. In Colonial America, sterling silver was used for currency and general goods as well. The colonies lacked an assay office during this time (the first would be established in 1814), so American silversmiths adhered to the standard set by the London Goldsmiths Company: sterling silver consisted of 91.5-92.5% by weight silver and 8.5-7.5 wt% copper. A piece of sterling silver dating from Henry II’s reign was used as a standard in the Trial of the Pyx until it was deposited at the Royal Mint in 1843. It bears the royal stamp ENRI. 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. 3⁄4 pennyweights of alloy, with 20 pennyweights to the troy ounce. Although silversmiths of this era were typically familiar with all precious metals, they primarily worked in sterling silver. Casting was frequently the first step in manufacturing silver pieces, as silver workers would melt down sterling silver into easily manageable ingots. REX (“King Henry”) but this was added later, in the reign of Henry III.