And here’s a tip for when the tiny stone “pings” out and you can’t
find it. Turn out all the lights and use a torch; the little sparkle
in the torch light makes it much easier to see.
Some years ago I dropped a tiny diamond into the lemel tray of my
bench. Although I knew it was there I couldn’t find it. I even tipped
the contents out onto a large sheet of paper and my wife and I went
through it with the proverbial fine toothed comb - and didn’t find
I really needed a diamond magnet.
And then the penny dropped - diamonds sparkle. I turned out the
lights, shone the torch beam and found the stone in about 10 seconds