Jul 072012
 

There is a saying that I picked up as a young trainee;  ”Sometimes, your best efforts can be your worst failures”.  This little story definitely falls into this genre.

Dimmers of Southsea, the jeweller I worked for on the South coast of England, had close connections with the Admiralty, indeed we were the Official Supplier of Chronometers to the Admiralty at one time.  Anyway, I digress. What follows will make your hair stand on end!

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Dec 292010
 

blog-ringI have always considered myself extremely fortunate that I have an opportunity in my work to see things that have perhaps never had a pair of human eyes clapped on them before.

In the course of examining gemstone inclusions I see many truly wonderous things and every now and then, I find something that tickles me.  Recently, I was suitably tickled!

This orange sapphire came in for valuation and under microscopic examination something truly beautiful and very amusing was revealed. Continue reading »