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A Gems Dealer's Journal: Interview with a World Class Gem Cutter: Victor Tuzlukov

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A Gems Dealer's Journal: Interview with a World Class Gem Cutter: Victor Tuzlukov

Hey Loungers,  Today we have a bit of a special treat for you, we present you with this unique chance to discover the world of one of the best, if not the best, gem cutter in the World.  Today we interview Victor Tuzlukov! So, without any further delays, let us get going with the interview, read on!     Victor Tuzlukov gazing at the camera with the same intensity he would gaze at his cutting table   AsiaLounges: First of all, thank you very much Victor for agreeing to answer our question today. Can you tell us a bit about...

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A gem dealer’s journal: Revisiting the lost art of Mokumegane with Jaume Labro

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A gem dealer’s journal: Revisiting the lost art of Mokumegane with Jaume Labro

Hey Loungers,  Today we will be taking a sweet trip down memory lane as we interview our pal, Spanish born and living in Japan: Jaume Labro, who will be telling us more about his art. The Lost Art of Mokumegane.  While many claim to being able to have perfected the technique, few have mastered that art at his level. He is one of the last person that the Japanese masters of old recognise as a Mokumegane master in his own right today. So, if like us, you want to learn more about this peculiar and highly interesting topic, read on!...

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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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Interview with Tiffany & Co´s Former Master Craftsman: Jason Marchiafava:

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Interview with Tiffany & Co´s Former Master Craftsman: Jason Marchiafava:

Hey Loungers,  We have a special treat for you today as we are interviewing our pal, Jason Marchiafava, Tiffany & Co´s history's first and only Master Craftsman. So, without any further delay, let´s jump in this impressive story!   Here is Jason hard at work on the jeweler´s bench AsiaLounges: Hi Jason, first of all thank you very much for agreeing to make some time for us! If you don´t mind, we´ll start with our traditional introduction: Who are you Jason Marchiafava?   Jason Marchiafava: Hello. I am a third generation jeweler and grew up in my family’s jewelry store. I found...

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