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A gem dealer's journal — Mozambique

Interview with the most famous Field Gemologist to have roamed the Earth: Vincent Pardieu

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Interview with the most famous Field Gemologist to have roamed the Earth: Vincent Pardieu

Hey Loungers,

Today we receive Vincent Pardieu, one of the most famous, if not the most famous field gemologist in activity. Vince has been working for AIGS, then Gübelin and rose to fame through his tenure at GIA as he started the Field Gemology department for the Bangkok chapter of the famous organisation.

Today, while providing independent services at “VP Consulting SPC”, he is affiliated to DANAT, the Bahrain based lab where he is building a reference collection. This endeavour allows him and his teams of cameramen and photographers to travel the world and go from mine to mine and further gemological knowledge worldwide.

Today, we’ll pick his brain about field gemology obviously, but also about his thoughts about the trade, the tendencies and of course about his favourite gems.

Without any further delays, we give you Vincent Pardieu!

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A Gems Dealer's Journal: A guide to gem buying and bespoke jewellery making!

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A Gems Dealer's Journal: A guide to gem buying and bespoke jewellery making!

Hey Loungers,  While some of you may have already read our 2016 article on the topic, we figured that a little refresher probably couldn't hurt.  It is undeniable that nowadays the attraction for colour gem is on the rise yet, very few actually know what they are buying and this could lead to a somewhat rude awakening.  In this article we intend on discussing some of the main points that one needs to know when purchasing a gem such as: treatment, cut, clarity, carat weight, origin and of course the importance of a serious gemological report backing your purchase as well...

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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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The delicate journey of a gem or how a gemstone becomes a piece of jewelry.

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The delicate journey of a gem or how a gemstone becomes a piece of jewelry.

Hi Loungers,  With "Journey through the Rough: The Making of a Gem" we discovered the very first step of the jewelry making process. Today, we'll see what happens when you contact the Creation Lounge in order to turn your dream piece of jewelry into a reality. To this end we will follow Lotus Gemology's Billie Hughes' journey with our team. Traditionally, there are two ways to start a jewelry project (either designing the piece of jewelry around a gem or, finding the gem that goes with a specific design). This time around, Billie asked us to come up with a design that would highlight her gemstones in...

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