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THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE AT THE JEWELLERY SHOW. NEC HALL 18 STAND K58

By admin | Feb 3rd, 2012
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WILLIAM MORRIS KELMSCOTT TREASURE

William Morris was born into an affluent family in Walthamstow in 1834. He studied at Oxford, which is where he met Burne-Jones. The pair became friends with Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown and other members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. They were also influenced by the writings of John Ruskin, who called for a return to handcraftsmanship in industry rather than unrestrained, mechanised mass production. Morris, Burne-Jones and Rossetti were some of the founder members of Morris a…

By admin | Feb 2nd, 2012
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ANTWERP HOSTS ITS 3RD ANNUAL DIAMOND TRADE FAIR 29-31 January 2012

Some eight in every 10 rough diamonds, and five in every 10 polished diamonds, pass through Antwerp, which has built its reputation as a leading diamond centre over the centuries.  "We hope that this fair will strengthen Antwerp as an important centre for diamonds for years to come," commented Raphael Rubin, a senior official of the organiser, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. Suzanne Eid, Managing Editor of Beirut based luxury publication Collection, coordinated the delegation of Saud…

By admin | Feb 1st, 2012
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