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A gem dealer's journal — Gem Cutting

A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Eying at the heart of the Gem trade with Phuket Khunaprapakorn from Gemburi

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Eying at the heart of the Gem trade with Phuket Khunaprapakorn from Gemburi

Hey Loungers, You often hear us talking about Thailand, and Bangkok in particular, as being the beating heart of the gem trade yet never really explained why. Well, today, we can finally help you get a better grasp over the importance of Thailand for our merry trade. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to one of Chantaburi’s Lords of the Ruby trade. Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing the owner of the titanic Gemburi company, the jovial and outgoing Phuket Khunaprapakorn! Khun Phuket, the floor is yours!   Discover Gemburi's K. Phuket Khunaprapakorn story now as a...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview with the Light Bender, the third Microteer: Nathan Renfro:

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview with the Light Bender, the third Microteer: Nathan Renfro:

Hey Loungers, Today we have the pleasure of concluding the Microteers Arc by interviewing the Light Bender and third Microteer: GIA’s Nathan Renfro! Nathan is a talented and outspoken gemmologist, excellent photographer of course, one of the three legendary Microteers and disciple of the Titan: John Koivula himself! Today we have the opportunity to learn more about Nathan with this interview! Nathan, the floor is yours!   AsiaLounges: First of all thank you very much for agreeing to being with us today Nathan. Can you tell us more about yourself? Who are you Nathan Renfro? Nathan Renfro: Well, I am...

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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: Red Hot Embers like Rubies or why gems like rubies are more often than not heat treated with Karim Guerchouche

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Red Hot Embers like Rubies or why gems like rubies are more often than not heat treated with Karim Guerchouche

Hey Loungers, Today we have a rare opportunity for you. Today, we take you with us in the very heart of the heat treating industry of Chantaburie with none other than our pal Karim Guerchouche from Premacut. Karim has been on the forefront of heat treatment for decades now and is one of the most knowledgeable experts around when it comes to the heat treatment of rubies. Karim’s company is known to serve some of the major players of the Place Vendome in rubies, whether directly or indirectly and has a selection of gems treated and natural that are beyond...

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