Alessandro Carrara

Alessandro is a trained journalist just getting started in the writing arena. He’s madly obsessed with Japanese culture, a passionate reader and adores niche video games. When he isn't getting sore thumbs from playing classic Nintendo games, he’s working as an editorial assistant for Mulberry Publications. Feel free to drop him a line with any story ideas.

Holts Gems founder Robert Holt dies at 94

The founder and a director of Holts Gems, Robert Holt, has passed away aged 95 while holidaying with family.

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Gem Diamonds recovers ‘exceptional quality’ diamond

Gem Diamonds has recovered an 910-carat diamond from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, South Africa.  

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Product Launches

De Beers launches diamond blockchain pilot

De Beers Group has launched a pilot that uses blockchain technology to provide a tamper-proof and permanent digital record for…

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High street sees sharpest footfall decline in four years

New figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard show footfall in the month of December suffered its sharpest…

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Israel Diamond Exchange announces diamond-based cryptocurrencies

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will unveil two new diamond-based cryptocurrencies at the next 2018 International Diamond Week in Israel…

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Shoppers make 80% of retail purchases online

Online shoppers in the UK make 80% of their retail purchases online, up from 74%, according to a new report.

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Investors flee Pandora in 15% share price fall

Pandora’s shares have plummeted by almost 15% in January so far, the largest drop in market capitalisation the company has…

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Jewellery worth €4.5m stolen during armed heist at Ritz Paris hotel

Armed robbers made off with an estimated €4.5m (£4m) worth of jewellery in a smash-and-grab heist at the Ritz Hotel…

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Gemfields and Fabergé unveils ‘world first’ laser inscribed emerald

Gemstone supplier Gemfields and fine jewellery specialists Fabergé have unveiled what they claim is the world’s first laser-inscribed emerald.

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Gem-A invites prospective students to open evening event

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced its first open evening of 2018, letting students explore its London…

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