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How is a Gold Ring Made?

Atelier 3rd April 2017 0 Comments

For thousands of years, since the earliest records of human civilisation, gold has been one of our most highly valued natural materials. Egyptian royalty were known to dress themselves in gold and bolster their armour with this glowing metal. Gold jewellery, emblazoned with coloured gemstones, was popular amongst the Mayan and Aztec tribes, whose masterpieces are still widely regarded as…

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Pearl Hunting In Bora, Bora

Atelier 27th February 2016 0 Comments

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a gemstone hunter? Recently more and more tourists have been finding out on the remote Polynesian island of Bora Bora in Tahiti. Pearl farming began in Tahiti around 1966, but it didn’t really take off until¬†Erwin Christensen opened a locally cultivated black pearl boutique on the island – that was the…

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