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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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An Eye inside the labs with Lotus' Billie Hughes Part 2 - Dialogue with a multiple photomicrography award winner

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An Eye inside the labs with Lotus' Billie Hughes Part 2 - Dialogue with a multiple photomicrography award winner

Loungers, We are pleased to re- introduce you to our favorite gemologist, E. Billie Hughes but this time, we invite her not as the lab gemologist but as the multiple photography award winner. Today, days after being awarded the title of best photomicrographer of 2016 by the Gemological Association of Great Britain (Aka Gem-A), Billie is back with us for an interview on her favorite topic: Photomicrography!    Excuse me while I pierce the sky -By E. Billie Hughes (Award Winning shot of the 2016 Gem-A photomicrography contest)   AsiaLounges: Hi Billie. I'd like to extend our congratulations to you for...

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An Eye inside the labs with Lotus' Billie Hughes Part 1 - The Lab

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An Eye inside the labs with Lotus' Billie Hughes Part 1 - The Lab

In today's interview we will explore the complex and critical role gemological laboratory hold in our trade. We are honored to have as our guide for this tour, one of the legendary trio, E. Billie Hughes from Lotus Gemology! Buckle up and enjoy the ride Loungers!   AsiaLounges: Hi Billie, thank you for being with us today! We appreciate you taking time off of your schedule to explain us a bit who you are and what you do. Tell us about yourself, Lotus Gemology, and the team behind it. E.Billie Hughes: Lotus Gemology is a Bangkok-based gem testing lab that...

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