Precious Mental

Jewlers, metalsmiths and members of the treasury are trying to crush a dangerous rumour that Platinum is actually just shiny steel and diamonds are really glass.  Although chemists, metallurgists and other experts argue that these substances are totally dissimilar to steel and glass, and that they have quite different properties and atomic mass … they admitted that it would be pretty easy to pass off a piece of polished stainless steel to the average punter as platinum.  ‘There’s really no need to get upset about it,’ said Professor Arnold Heggy Heggy Lithograph of Sevenoaks University. ‘It looks the same, so what’s the problem?’ He went on to say that he had himself once paid four hundred pounds for a German Truffle that turned out to be a mushroom painted with Marmite.