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Alan’s Blog

The latest news and musings from owner Alan

Buyer: Beware of the Fraudsters!

Following up on my ‘Buyer Beware’ case study highlighting the pitfalls of buying loose diamonds ‘blind’ over the internet or in foreign countries while either working or on holiday, I write this blog to warn those considering purchasing jewellery of any kind...
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Diamond Sniffing Plant

Did you know a rare plant has just been found that sniffs out diamonds? Scientists have just discovered a rare plant that only appears to grow directly above kimberlite pipes, conical columns of clay like rock left by eruptions, which historically brought...
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Artistic Licence

Did you know that the Ancient Greeks were the first to theorise about atoms yet it is only in recent years that we have been able to see individual atoms by way of ‘Titan’ the largest electron microscope in the world? For...
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F1 Car & Forging

An F1 Grand Prix racing car is, these days, virtually constructed solely from carbon fibre, but there is one very important component, other than the engine, that is created from forged metal. A Formula 1 car’s wheels are made from metal alloys...
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Diamond Hardness

Did you know that diamond is the hardest substance known to man, and is 10 times harder than the second hardest substance created in nature corundum, more commonly known as Sapphire and Ruby. The word diamond originates from the Greek word adamus meaning...
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