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Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!

"Dear Customer," For those of you who are regular readers of Pearle you may remember Issue 2 when I had received a copy handed back to me covered in editorial comments from a dedicated Pearle reader. I’ve been asked on a few occasions what happened subsequently, and I...

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Fordite

Fordite

"Part of the fun attending a trade fair is looking for new and interesting things. Usually we are looking for treasurers that our customers will also love but sometimes you make an amazing discovery that just isn’t to most peoples taste." Last year we discovered a new...

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A Tour of  the Argyle Mine

A Tour of the Argyle Mine

"It was with no shortage of security that Chris and I toured the Argyle Diamond mine near Kunnanurra in the East Kimberley earlier this year." We were forbidden to pick up anything from the ground and with a 42 carat diamond being found in the tread of one of the ore...

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Caring for your Jewellery 2020 guide

Caring for your Jewellery 2020 guide

General Jewellery Cleaning Advice Each item of jewellery needs to be cared for in an individual way, but there are some general principals that can be used for all jewellery. Never wear your jewellery while doing any manual tasks such as work around the house, working...

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A Guys Guide to Buying a Wedding Ring

A Guys Guide to Buying a Wedding Ring

“Most guys are pretty bewildered when it comes to choosing a wedding ring. Thankfully, it’s not that hard!” There’s only good news for guys when it comes to buying a wedding ring. Firstly, it is going to be much less expensive than his last visit to a jewellery store,...

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Upgrade Your Diamond – For Free

Upgrade Your Diamond – For Free

“The biggest mistake most people make is deciding they want a F/VS1 ‘triple excellent’ 1.00ct diamond and search for the cheapest example of it. They don’t realise that ‘Triple Excellent’ covers all manner of sins.” Almost all diamonds over 0.30ct have a report from a...

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Buying a Significant Diamond

Buying a Significant Diamond

"Buying a significant diamond will be one of the most moments of your life. Most likely it will accompany one of your lifes top four of five milestones and will be shown of thousands of times to anyone from your near and dear to strangers in the street.  So how to buy...

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Natural versus Synthetic Diamonds

Natural versus Synthetic Diamonds

"All diamonds are formed from pure carbon. In fact diamond is the only gemstone that is an element. Carbon also forms other materials like graphite. But when the atoms of carbon are joined in a particular very rare and very beautiful way, diamond is the result." For...

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A brief history of Synthetic Diamonds

A brief history of Synthetic Diamonds

"The history of imitation and synthetic gemstones goes back to the ancient Egyptians." They developed the technique of faience, an early form of glazed ceramic, to imitate coloured gemstones. Fast forward several thousand years to the late 1800's and the first...

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