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Recommended Reading: Secrets of the Gem Trade #GemLibrary #Shelfie

Secrets of the Gem Trade: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Precious Gemstones by Richard Wise.
Read reviews here(Goodreads) and here(Amazon).
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Lucapa unearthed (yet another) gargantuan diamond: 117 carat gem-quality

On 9 January 2020, it was reported, Angola miners Lucapa Diamond Company, discovered a 117 carat gem-quality diamond.

I was scanning Mining Review (link) when this popped up and I was marvelled. As this is the 14th discovery – of a 100+ carat gem-quality diamond- for the company.

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Hidden Gem: Jennifer Bloy, International Jewellery Designer

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week’s focus is on Jennifer Bloy of Jennifer Bloy Designs.

Her team says: “Jennifer is a highly successful jewellery designer to the UK trade and overseas. She has produced designs for most of the leading companies in Britain and works with many prestigious clients.”

The Goldsmiths’ Centre says: Jennifer Bloy has created pieces for Royalty and rock stars and is as happy designing an engagement ring as designing gold binoculars. Her work ranges from pieces of fashion jewellery made for a few pounds to exclusive gifts retailing for many thousands. Jennifer is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths and is on the Goldsmithsโ€™ Craft and Design Council. She is currently lecturing in design on the Foundation Programme at the Goldsmithsโ€™ Centre.

Other bespoke services

  • Wax model making
  • Making jewellery to special commissions
  • Design tuition

Click here (link) for Jennifer’s website and contact information.