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You May have missed Simon's interview on Luxury Society Asia

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You May have missed Simon's interview on Luxury Society Asia

Hey Loungers, Yours truly has been interviewed by LuxurySocietyAsia concerning AsiaLounges and the ways of bespoke Jewellery! Wanna hear more? Contact us directly at simon@asialounges.com to book a meeting with us here, in Paris from December 17 to 20 or from 21 to 31 December in Barcelona!Don’t forget to visit our pals from Galleria Kosmima over in Madrid should you want to see some of our tourmaline rings collection! See you in the Lounges,    Read on =>

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A gems dealer's Journal: Interview of Gem Dandy and lapidary historian: Justin K Prim

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A gems dealer's Journal: Interview of Gem Dandy and lapidary historian: Justin K Prim

Hey Loungers,   How have you all been since the last interview? Hope you enjoyed our interview of Josh Saltzman from Nomad’s. Today, in order to further our understanding of the world of gem cutting, we have decided to go through its history with our pal, the infamous gem dandy and gem philosopher: Justin K Prim.   Here is the Gem Dandy, Justin K Prim, faceting a stone.   AsiaLounges: Hi Justin, thanks for being with us today! We wanted to invite you upon listening to your presentation on gem history, or rather the history of gem cutting, during the...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Who has their paws in the oil jar?

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Who has their paws in the oil jar?

Dear Loungers, We have been busy recently and couldn’t write as much as we wanted, but be sure that some market updates are on the way. I was recently asked what to look for while buying a gem and it got me thinking. Although I wrote an article on the topic about a year ago, with the extra experience I gathered in the meantime, I figured I could throw in a couple more tips. And so, as you may have heard already, nature hates empty spaces about as much as the gem market does and it delivered a few cookies on my doorstep....

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A Gem Dealer's Journal: Interview of Nomad's Josh Saltzman

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A Gem Dealer's Journal: Interview of Nomad's Josh Saltzman

Hey Loungers,   Been a while since our last interview came in. Sorry about that, we got busy with your jewelry and other gem hunts. Nevertheless, I think today’s interview will be a treat! The interview that we promised for so long about gem cutting is finally in and we have none other than Nomad’s Josh Saltzman to talk to us about it! Buckle up and enjoy the show guys!   Photo of Josh Saltzman in the Nomad's Bangkok office.  Photo Credit: Prangpak Ruahong and Maria Arkhipova   Asia Lounges: Hi Josh, thanks for accepting Asia Lounges' invitation today and to...

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The delicate journey of a gem or how a gemstone becomes a piece of jewelry.

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The delicate journey of a gem or how a gemstone becomes a piece of jewelry.

Hi Loungers,  With "Journey through the Rough: The Making of a Gem" we discovered the very first step of the jewelry making process. Today, we'll see what happens when you contact the Creation Lounge in order to turn your dream piece of jewelry into a reality. To this end we will follow Lotus Gemology's Billie Hughes' journey with our team. Traditionally, there are two ways to start a jewelry project (either designing the piece of jewelry around a gem or, finding the gem that goes with a specific design). This time around, Billie asked us to come up with a design that would highlight her gemstones in...

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