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A gem dealer's journal — GIA

A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview With Richard W. Wise: Author of Secret of the Gem Trade:

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview With Richard W. Wise: Author of Secret of the Gem Trade:

Hey Loungers, Today we have the pleasure to welcome a gem dealer turned writer and novelist. He has been in the trade ever since the late 70’s and has toured the world in search for your favourite gems and their secrets for decades. It is in 2003 that he delivers his bestselling book Secret of the Gem trade and now have the pleasure to learn more about him and his path, Today we welcome Richard W. Wise,   Here is Richard Wise in Hong Kong while on the hunt for pearls and jade in the early 90's - Photo Credits:...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Discovering an Institution: L’Ecole – School of Jewelry Arts, created by the initiative of Van Cleef & Arpels with our friend Olivier Segura:

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Discovering an Institution: L’Ecole – School of Jewelry Arts, created by the initiative of Van Cleef & Arpels with our friend Olivier Segura:

Hey Loungers, Today we are proud to receive Mr. Olivier Segura on behalf of L’Ecole – School of Jewelry Arts. We interview him as our friend Lotus Gemology’s E.Billie Hughes gave a series of very successful presentation about gemological inclusions named after their latest book: Inside Out with Olivier himself, in Paris on March 12th 2020 and followed closely by an exhibition : “Discover the Gemstones – Ruby&Sapphire” curated by Billie and Olivier, still on going as we write these lines (September 17th) in L'École Asia Pacifique in Hong Kong. Olivier is a seasoned gemologist that has directed the French Gemmological Laboratory...

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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 Trade’s Librarian: Robert Weldon

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interviewing the Trade’s Librarian: Robert Weldon

Hey Loungers, Some of you may know today’s guest as GIA’s Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library & Information Center’s director. Others know him for his career as a world famous photographer and one of the first modern journalists of the gem trade. We had the pleasure to meet with him moments after he was awarded with the coveted 2020 Antonio C. Bonanno Award in Tucson, in recognition of his contributions to the gem trade’s development in his decades-long career. Today, we welcome the man that made Bartholomew the Rat an instant celebrity in 2018 on Facebook: Mr Robert Weldon!  ...

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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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