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An experience I’ll never forget

Then it happened, the invitation came to visit Nikki Oppenheimer, then Chairman of the DeBeers group, Grandson of the diamond legend Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, and Son of Harry Oppenheimer. I'd read about these people and here I was on my way to meet one.

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What? Retire? Me?…. naw, not yet

I got a bit discouraged.. and the thought of retiring started creeping into my head. But what would I do? I don't play golf, I can't spend too much time on the beach, I'd go crazy. I couldn't stay home, I'd drive my wife nuts being under foot all the time. But, what were my options??

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Edmonton’s original “Indiana Stones”

He ended up on a mountain in Dominica with another wonderful Girl. The last few years of his life were spent on a hammock on a hillside in the shade overlooking the beautiful Caribbean ocean. I guess in retrospect, it was not a bad way for "Indiana Stones" to go...

Rest well my friend

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“THUD” ???

It was finally time to go, I had been awake in my hotel room since 3:00am.. and the diamond office of one of my favorite Diamond cutter/Supplier didn't open until 9:30. I travel to Antwerp a few times a year to buy Diamonds, and while the trips sound exotic, they're short and a bit brutal.

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How it all began…..

I am often asked how I got into the Jewellery business in the first place, and the real story is a bit unexpected. I like it. It shows where passion can take you.

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