Hello and welcome to this week’s issue of Thank thegembank.com it’s Friday newsletter. If you have customers in America, now is the time to tout your wares as it’s Mother’s Day next Sunday over there, and a 1/3 of presents are predicted to be jewellery! Lots happened this week, the biggest event being the Met Gala. This year the glitterati hit the red carpet in tumult of coloured gemstones of every shape and size – blue sapphire was the most popular but every colour from opal to brown diamond was used to great effect in the most exquisite pieces of jewellery. A woman from Arkansas said a prayer asking for a diamond – and she received one! And the Russians found a yellowish 76.07 carat diamond in the Alrosa mine.