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Insider: Hatton Garden: Behind the scenes of London's declining diamond district

Holt learned the trade at the same workshop that made the Queen's engagement ring, and remembers when she came in to look at it...
By Melissa Ban
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Insider: Hatton Garden: Behind the scenes of London's declining diamond district

"Holt learned the trade at the same workshop that made the Queen's engagement ring, and remembers when she came in to look at it. The gem business has taken him all over the world and has some great stories. He managed to escape imprisonment in Sierra Leone in 1985 while on a mission to teach villagers how to cut gems. He jumped out of a first-floor window and stuffed his bed with pillows so the guards would think he was sleeping."

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