Jewel-Catch of the Season!

This year the spring/summer-season has several unique things to offer in ‘Jewellery-country’ & I made a refreshing collection for you! Of course I must start with London; The Diamond Jubilee exhibition ‘My Best Diamonds’at Buckingham Palace marking the Queen’s Elisabeth II
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Funny Fair-Trade FlipFlop Jewellery!

What a Sweeties! Being in such a funny shop in The Hague (The Netherlands) I found these Fair Trade recycled flipflop jewellery from Mali, made by women and children. So, hereby my picture of the funny goodies and a direct link to KAATJE’s shop. Although the jewellery is not specially placed on her website, you may
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“Mandela charity trustee resigns over Campbell diamonds”

The former head of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund resigned, admitting he secretly kept the diamonds received of Naomi Campbell.

Please read this article, published by BBC, 18 August 2010.


U.S. gem group bans Zimbabwe’s Marange diamonds

A leading diamond trading network has barred its members…Please read this article. Published 16 August 2010, by Reuters.


“Diamonds from Sierra Leone”, by Kanye West

What an impressive mixture!

Recently I placed this video on my blog, but I took it away because I was constantly thinking “Why has this beautiful video clip and beautiful music, that starts with such an amazing text, has such a hollow lyrics of the real song?” Now I am placing it back on the blog,
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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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