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Discovery of a 404ct Angolan Diamond

News 1st February 2016 0 Comments

It’s a rare moment when a gemstone is discovered that draws the undivided attention of the entire industry. This exact thing happened when a huge colourless ‘white diamond’ was unearthed in the sweltering heat of Angola, in southern Africa. It was a staggered find, three inches across, plucked from the reddish soil by an unsuspecting miner. This huge diamond was…

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Through The Loupe | Amethyst

Showcase 11th January 2016 0 Comments

Now we’re on the run-up to February it’s time to make way for a new birthstone. This time we’re going to be looking through our proverbial loupe at a violet variety of quartz, specially reserved for Valentine’s Day. We’re talking of course about that romantic ‘Sobriety Stone’, Amethyst. Most often found in South America, Amethyst is distinguishable by its vaguely…

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