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John Wesley Huddleston - From Farmer To Millionaire

 Born in 1862, Huddleston was a farmer, born to a farming family in Pike County, Arkansas. By surprise in August 1906, Huddleston discovered two unusual crystals on the property, along a dirt road, turning him to a wealthy man.   

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The Berkshire Hathaway Empire

 What started as a single store location first opened by his maternal grandfather, became one of the world's largest jewelry chains under the guidance of Herb Bridge and his brother Bob, and later part of the Berkshire Hathaway empire.

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The Amazing Story Of Lazare Kaplan

  Lazare Kaplan was born to a financially-struggling Jewish family. One of 13 children, Kaplan was born on July 17, 1883 in Zabludova, Russia to Simon and Rachel Kaplan. His father was very religious and spent his nights studying Jewish texts. However as a third generation descendant of a jewelry-making family, during the day he was a watchmaker and jeweler, giving his son his first taste of jewelry.

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The Story Behind The Fabergé Eggs

 Some jewelers, such as Charles Tiffany, are famous for their ongoing legacy. Others, such as Harry Winston, are known for their combination of knowledge, design, and business skills. Peter Carl Fabergé is different. Although a great jewelry designer and jewelry maker, he is mainly known for a single line of only a few items – the Fabergé eggs.
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Tracy Hall: The first High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT)

In the Middle Ages, alchemists tried to turn lead into gold. Lead was an inexpensive metal, while gold was and remains very valuable and a traded commodity. Success meant creating wealth. Similarly, scientists made serious efforts to imitate the natural process that creates diamonds. In the late 19th century, some of these efforts garnered some success. However, the important breakthroughs came only in the mid-20th century at the labs of General Electric in New York, where the first High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) machine was invented by Tracy Hall. 

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