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Alan’s Blog

The latest news and musings from owner Alan

Signing of the Armed Forces Covenant

We would like to announce that the company of  Alan P. Fulton Artisan Goldsmith have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. So what is the Armed Forces Covenant? Why sign up to the Covenant ? What we are aiming to achieve...
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Copyright Of My Handmade Jewellery

I am writing this to highlight how we as a company consider copyright of my handmade jewellery after recently receiving an email from a client who had neither read our terms and conditions nor understood how our work practices operate. Within our...
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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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