Pandora shuns diamond mines for lab-grown gems

Pandora shuns diamond mines for lab-grown gems because they are cheaper and more sustainable By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 23:39 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 23:55 BST, 4 May 2021 Pandora is to only sell diamonds that have been made in laboratories – because they are cheaper and more sustainable.  Boss … Read more

The jewels of January: Early blooming crocus are the gems that bring winter cheer

The jewels of January: Early blooming crocus are the gems that bring winter cheer This month crocus will bloom in your gardens creating beds full of colour Snowdrops will also start to peak above the surface of the soil in late January There are about 19 species, almost all winter-flowering and are easy to grow   … Read more

Countdown’s Dictionary Corner wordsmith SUSIE DENT reveals her top 12 festive linguistic gems 

Some 28 years have passed since I took my seat, rigid with fear, in Countdown’s Dictionary Corner for the first time and waited for the TV cameras to turn to me. A newly fledged dictionary editor at Oxford University Press, I was a reluctant addition to the hit Channel 4 words and numbers game show, … Read more

Soviet Cities by Russian photographer Arseniy Kotov reveals the gems of USSR architecture

On the whole, the architecture of the former Soviet Union was uniform and dreary – but a recently published photography book reveals that there were some gems, from a ‘flying saucer’ building to an office block that resembles a game of Jenga. Soviet Cities: Labour, Life & Leisure was created by Russian photographer Arseniy Kotov … Read more

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Trust seeks hidden gems in Japan

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust seeks country’s hidden gems that are financially strong, growing fast and have a great future ahead of them By Joanne Hart, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:51 BST, 10 October 2020 | Updated: 21:51 BST, 10 October 2020 Japan’s Nikkei 225 index has been one of the … Read more

UK staycations: The little-known gems that are perfect for a brilliant break, from Somerset to Wales

The South West, the Cotswolds and many staycation hotspots became fully booked this summer, with hardly a B&B room left unoccupied.  Our writers dived off the UK’s tourist trail to visit places that might, at first, not sound much to boast about, but turned out to be nothing short of a revelation…  WELSH WONDER WHERE KATE … Read more

Ocean’s Eleven-style gang member who stole £4m gems from Mayfair jewellers jailed for four years

A gang member who stole £4million worth of gems from a Mayfair jewellers in one of the biggest thefts in British criminal history has been jailed for nearly four years. Mickael Jovanovic was part of a crack team who tricked staff at Boodles into handing over precious jewels then used sleight of hand to swap … Read more

Ocean’s Eleven-style gang member who stole £4m gems from Mayfair jewellers jailed for four years

A gang member who stole £4million worth of gems from a Mayfair jewellers in one of the biggest shoplifting thefts in British criminal history has been jailed for nearly four years. Mickael Jovanovic was part of a crack team who tricked staff at Boodles into handing over precious jewels then used sleight of hand to … Read more

PATRICK MARMION: From Treasure Island to Phantom of the Opera, stage show gems to watch at home

Treasure Island (National Theatre at Home, YouTube) Verdict: Theatrical gold waiting to be discovered Rating: The Phantom Of The Opera (The Shows Must Go On, YouTube) Verdict: Still as lush as you like Rating: Flowers For Mrs Harris  (Chichester Festival Theatre, cft.org.uk) Verdict: A lovely bunch of characters Rating: When this is all over . . … Read more

PATRICK MARMION: From Treasure Island to Phantom of the Opera, stage show gems to watch at home

Treasure Island (National Theatre at Home, YouTube) Verdict: Theatrical gold waiting to be discovered Rating: The Phantom Of The Opera (The Shows Must Go On, YouTube) Verdict: Still as lush as you like Rating: Flowers For Mrs Harris  (Chichester Festival Theatre, cft.org.uk) Verdict: A lovely bunch of characters Rating: When this is all over . . … Read more