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Gemstone Photography

Every piece of jewellery is a work of art. Time was spent designing, creating and finishing each and every piece of jewellery in the shop. We do not sell mass-produced jewellery, so every item has a story and a history. Below are some photos of close-ups of rings or gemstones, and some thoughts about each. […]

Henry D Morse

Henry Morse (1826-1888) was a famous diamond cutter in Boston, who was responsible for major advancements in the science and skill of diamond cutting. He was taught by Dutch specialists, and although originally interested in cutting the largest diamond, he quickly moved to learning to cut the most beautiful diamond possible, even if that meant […]

How to Become a Gemmologist

We sometimes get asked how to learn about diamonds and the jewellery business; where does one learn about diamonds, and pick up the formal training in the study of them? The diamond business is largely private, for understandable reasons. Most shops are family businesses, so on-the-job training is hard to come by. The gold standard qualification in […]

The Man who Stole the Crown Jewels

One of the most audacious jewel thefts in history happened in 1671, when an Irishman called Thomas Blood attempted to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Blood was a Meathman, born there in 1618, the son of a prosperous blacksmith. He fought against Charles I, and was awarded a large estate in […]

Welcome to Flatsome

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Just another post with A Gallery

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A Simple Blog Post

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