Seaweeds are especially rich in cosmetically active compounds such as uronic acid, fucose polymers, sulfated polygalactosides - including mineral salts, iodinated compounds, proteins, carbohydrates, amoni acids, organic acids, and vitamins. Seaweed extracts combine with the proteins of the outer layer of the skin and the hair, forming protective moisturizing complexes. Fucose polymers retain water and act as hydrating agents. Seaweed extracts, therefore, hydrate and soften the skin. The same results were found in hair where they act as a protective and moisturizing agent. Efficient hydration increases the effect of the micro elements and essential metabolites facilitating penetration into the skin enhancing the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. Irritation caused by shaving and depilation is decreased by application of seaweed extracts.
In the United States, southern magnolia, along with sweetbay ( Magnolia virginiana ) and cucumbertree ( Magnolia acuminata ), is commercially harvested. Lumber from all three species is simply called magnolia, which is used in the construction of furniture, boxes, pallets, venetian blinds, sashes, and doors and used as veneers. Southern magnolia has yellowish-white sapwood and light to dark brown heartwood tinted yellow or green. The usually straight-grained wood has uniform texture with closely spaced rings. The wood is ranked moderate in heaviness, hardness, and stiffness, and moderately low in shrinkage, bending, and compression strength; it is ranked moderately high in shock resistance.  Its use in the Southeastern United States has been supplanted by the availability of harder woods. 
The 41-carat ( g) " Dresden Green Diamond " is the most valuable diamond in the whole Green Vault. The stone's unique green color is due to natural exposure to radioactive materials. It was acquired by Augustus III of Poland from a Dutch merchant in 1742 at the Leipzig Fair .  Augustus ordered his "house diamond" to be mounted into a decorative badge of the Golden Fleece . His grandson Frederick Augustus I of Saxony commissioned the Dresden court jeweler Diesbach to alter it radically. The framed diamond was incorporated into an extremely valuable hat ornament. It became the focal point of a cm ( in) high hat clasp, where it was surrounded by two large colorless diamonds of -carat ( g) and -carat ( g) carat plus 411 additional medium-sized and small diamonds.  This is the setting that the Dresden Green Diamond still appears in today.