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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: A rare encounter with the talented yet quiet Gemmologist and Photographer: Wimon Manorotkul

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: A rare encounter with the talented yet quiet Gemmologist and Photographer: Wimon Manorotkul

Hey Loungers, By now we have all heard of the legendary Lotus Gemology team. We all know via papers and interviews, the ruby & sapphire colossus, Richard W. Hughes, and his equally talented daughter, E. Billie Hughes. Yet little is known about the missing link in that trinity. Wimon Manorotkul is not only a talented gemmologist in her own right, and a skilled photographer to boot, But she is arguably the person that brought the other two members of her family to the world of gems. You read that right, she is the one who enrolled Richard for his first...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interviewing the Russian Gems Bond: Dmitry Zyubenko:

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interviewing the Russian Gems Bond: Dmitry Zyubenko:

Hey Loungers, His name is Zyubenko, Dmitry Zyubenko and the trade has about as many urban legends about his past as there are stones available. Today we receive the cheerful Dmitry to learn more about his path and his trade. Today we get to see another facet of our Eastern friends and the east European gem trade! Dmitry, tovarish (comrade), the floor is yours!     Dmitry Zyubenko is with us in the Lounges today - Photo Credits: Dmitry Zyubenko   AsiaLounges: Privet, Dmitry! Thank you very much for being with us today. Let’s start with learning a bit about...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Dive in a colourful nomadic world with Sébastien Bahri:

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Dive in a colourful nomadic world with Sébastien Bahri:

Hey Loungers, Today, for the second consecutive chapter and third opus of our Nomad’s Arc we interview our pal Sébastien Bahri. Sébastien brings the French touch to our favourite nomadic team by co-hosting the sales and marketing chair with Josh Saltzman in Nomad’s Bangkok office. Today we’ll learn of Sébastien’s path and colourful daily activities. Seb, the floor is yours,   Welcoming Sébastien Bahri and his Tanzanite from Nomad's in the Lounges - Photo Credits: Nomad's Co., Ltd   AsiaLounges: First of all thank you Sébastien for being with us today in the Lounges. Can you tell us more about...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: The Lady in Green: Interview of Zoe Michelou

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: The Lady in Green: Interview of Zoe Michelou

Hey Loungers, Today we interview our friend Zoe Michelou from Imperial Colors and we’ll be discussing about her path in the gem trade. Daughter of a prominent coloured-gems sourcing entrepreneur and emerald specialist, Zoe has made a name for herself in the fine quality gem segment. Discover with us today how she got involved in the trade and what pushed her to pursue the mine to market path she is now on. Without any further delay, we give you Zoe Michelou!   Here is Zoe Michelou looking at some fine emeralds in Colombia - Photo Credits: Zoe Michelou   AsiaLounges: First...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Outta the Blue: Robert Gessner’s interview

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Outta the Blue: Robert Gessner’s interview

"More interesting to the readers will be the mining licenses: once a private or public organisation is looking into a new or existing mining license, exploration would have delineated the potential resource (note: I do not say reserve – because reserve means the gems are guaranteed, which is not the case in the coloured gemstone mining industry). The mining department works with the geology department to calculate the desired scale of operations and decide on the best mining method to access and extract the gemstone ore (resource). The size of the resource, coupled to the chosen mining method generates a life-of-mine. Obviously, I am summarising a very complex process." - Says Gessner in his interview with AsiaLounges' A Gem Dealer's Journal

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