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A Gemmologists' Guide

A Gemmologists' Guide

Taking a closer look at the gemstones used in jewellery with a Gemmologists' Guide to ShinyPrettyThings

Superdeep Super Freaks

Superdeep Super Freaks

The birthplace of the world’s biggest diamonds has been queried for many years.

A recent study published in Science in December 2016 shed some light on their unexpected origins. Diamond Girl explores deeper into these freaks of nature…

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5 ways not to spot a fake diamond

5 ways not to spot a fake diamond

An article recently appeared in Business Insider entitled ‘5 ways to spot a fake diamond’. In this article, a 20th Century Decorative Arts expert discussed the ways to distinguish between a real diamond and a simulant (something that looks like a diamond but isn’t one), giving 5 ‘easy ways’ to tell if the stone you have is actually a diamond.

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Rubies - rough and cut, natural and synthetic...

Alternative love stones...

Diamonds are held as being the ultimate symbol of committed love.  However, this tradition only really dates back to the 1947 De Beer's advertising campaign 'A Diamond is Forever'.  So, with Valentines day in mind, what other stones could you use to express your feelings with?

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