“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.


“Pale diamonds: Ways for the connoisseur to keep a foothold in hard times”

This is an interesting article for everyone who would like to learn something about the prices of coloured diamonds, the market & the influences of trends on it. Source: Financial Times, November 13  2009, (Read article)


“Platinum jumps to highest since Sept 2008 on gold rally”

Source: Reuters, November 22  2009 (Read article)


Gold hits record above $1,167/oz as dollar slips

Gold strikes record on inflation, economic worries. Source: Reuters, (read article) ,November 23  2009



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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