How is a diamond graded?

They’re commonly referred to as a girl’s best friend, but how much do you know about diamonds and their grading system? If you’ve ever wandered into a jewellery store and browsed diamond products, the shop assistant will probably have discussed carats and clarity. If you’re not sure what they were talking about, fear not! We’ve prepared a handy guide on diamond grades and what they mean. Image Credit Getting started: The four Cs You’ll probably hear about the four Cs. These are colour, clarity, cut and carat weight. These four…

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Keeping productive whilst in lockdown

Let’s face it, we’re in unprecedented times, with the UK and most of the world firmly placed on lockdown. Parks, café’s, gym’s, even the “local”, all no-go zones, creating 2 ultimate questions . . . Will this ever end? And what on earth can I do? Most people are already feeling the agitation created by the disruption of their daily lives from the confinement of their ever closing in “4 walls” of their home. With so much anxiety and frustration circulating around us and our nearest and dearest, why not…

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Managing your costs when you relocate abroad

Relocating abroad often marks the start of an exciting period in someone’s life; a change of job or lifestyle or perhaps even retirement. But the costs involved can mount up if you’re not careful.One area you don’t want to be cutting corners in, is the sale of your property. Using a Gloucester Solicitors based such as https://www.deeandgriffin.co.uk/ will ensure that any issues that may arise are dealt with quickly, enabling you to focus on your new life abroad. Image Credit Here are some ways in which you can save money…

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Do you need an inventory for unfurnished properties?

Investing in ‘property to let’ is becoming more and more popular as people opt to rent, rather than buy. Image Credit Whether you own one property and manage it yourself, or have several properties which are managed by an management agency, you will need to protect your investment. Location The location of a property is key to how easy it is to let. The better the location, the higher the rent. Ensuring the property is near local schools, transport, towns and leisure facilities will all help make it more desirable.…

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Importance of Strength and Conditioning for Rugby Young Players

If you are a young rugby player, there are multiple benefits to strength and conditioning. Rugby Union is an example of high-intensity intermittent exercise, in that activities that call for maximum strength and power are interspersed with periods of low intensity aerobic activity and rest. The game is played by two teams of 15 players competing for possession and territory to score more tries, penalties or conversions than the opposition. From a physiological perspective this puts various demands on players during the game. Since the introduction of professionalism in 1995,…

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What to See and Do in Tewksbury

Tewkesbury is known as a quaint little town situated on the River Severn, with its many shops and the Abbey and its extensive grounds. The town dates back to Saxon times with the name Tewkesbury being derived from ‘Theoc’ (the name of the man who founded it). But it is probably most well known for the part it played in the War of the Roses with one of the most influential battles taking place in town on 4th May 1471. There are many key features in Tewkesbury some of which…

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Hitting the hockey ball as best you can.

Field hockey is a deeply competitive non-contact sports game. It is played to rules similar to Football. You can pass the ball in any direction, you’re not allowed to foul someone by knocking them over or using the stick in an aggressive way. That is the real one big difference in the game, you have a stick. It is vitally important that you use the stick in the best way. It is just as important as the grounds staff ensuring the grass is kept to a certain height, when playing…

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