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A gem dealer's journal — Lapidary

A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interviewing the most famous gem scout in the trade: Manny Diaz

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interviewing the most famous gem scout in the trade: Manny Diaz

Hey Loungers, Today we’re happy to introduce you to one of the many people working in the shadows for the trade. Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing one of the famous scouts and gem hunters the trade relies on. Today we interview the man who, in his own words, is living the dream. Some of you may have seen him in recent years alongside Vincent Pardieu in expeditions, talking to prominent gem dealers about securing rough gemstones half way around the globe or sharing pictures of his ranch on internet during his down time. Today we propose you to...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview with the Space Enchanter: Danny Sanchez

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview with the Space Enchanter: Danny Sanchez

Hey Loungers, Today we have the pleasure of restarting an arc that we began a few years ago with E.Billie Hughes. Today, we are blessed with the presence of the Space Enchanter: Danny Sanchez! We discovered Danny’s work a few years back as we were discussing photomicrography with some of his peers here in Bangkok. Since then, we have had the pleasure of purchasing a few of his shots and finally met him before the COVID folie really kicked in on a world-wide basis at Tucson 2020. Today, we are given the opportunity to discuss his path, his art and...

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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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A Gem Dealer's Journal: The Birth of a Legend: Interview with Nomad's Mikola Kukharuk:

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A Gem Dealer's Journal: The Birth of a Legend: Interview with Nomad's Mikola Kukharuk:

Hey Loungers,  Today we interview one of our favorite people in the trade, the charming and quiet Mikola Kukharuk from the legendary Nomad's gem company!  Today, hopefully, we'll learn about how he got to start in the trade, why, and how he began Nomad's! I don't know about you, but I'm excited to learn more about the birth of this pioneering company and Mikola himself! Mikola, the floor is yours!     Here is Nomad's Mikola Kukharuk staring happily at the camera while holding a fine cobalt blue spinel - Photo Credit: Nomad's Ltd   AsiaLounges: First of all, thank you...

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