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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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Madagascar Emerald

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Madagascar Emerald

Today we will talk about the one gem I had sworn to never touch and yet, is increasingly present in Asia Lounges' collections! I am talking about the rare gem variation of green beryl known as emerald.  The stone itself is legendary, birthstone for May and often used in astrology to honor Taurus, Gemini and sometimes even Cancer. This gem is often carved to honor the gods. As such, India's goddess Meenakshi is traditionally represented by an emerald idol as well as numerous Buddha idols all over Asia.  So, if this gemstone is so prized by gods and human alike, why...

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