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These clear pieces were used to show how a diamond is cut.
Canals and Diamonds

May 6th 2008
Tuesday 6th May We started the day with a trip down the canal using the "canal buses" for a tour of the Gassan diamond centre (a bit of a worry I thought). This "tour" turned out be more of a sales pitch similar to the "glassblowing tour" at Murano. The tour guide did however show us how a diamond is cut, beginning with a rough cube, using some models about 2-4 cms across. (Question of the to ... read more
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Dutch Flag The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized natio... ... read more
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