Rockin’ Debut

I finally went to my first Rock, Gem and Bead show. Held in the famous Kempton Park Racecourse, my eyes were set to burst with the beauties that lie ahead, whilst my purse hid and silently quivered from within my bag. Luckily on hand was my genius gem tutor, Andrew. His top tip is to never buy something because of the value, but to buy because you love it. With that I was off, time to start my own collection…

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More than good; The Biennale

Yesterday I journied to one of London’s most iconic and luxurious destinations, Harrods, venturing¬†in on the very last day of The Biennale exhibition. I had a one on one tour with a rouge lipped, immaculately dressed guide, who tested me on my gem knowledge as we discussed Dior’s pink sapphires, to an endearing tale of how the famous diamond marquise cut came to be…. during the eighteenth century in France, King Luis XV commissioned a¬†diamond that would be cut to resemble the lips of his lover, Marquise de Pompadour. Her smile has been eternalised by a diamond cut for ever more. Quite lovely. Get me to the King!

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