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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: The path to gem cutting with Victoria Raynaud:

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: The path to gem cutting with Victoria Raynaud:

Hey Loungers, This week we welcome as our guest Ms. Victoria Raynaud, the young French gemologist who has quite the track record albeit her age and is one of the last people to have learned the traditional Swiss cutting technique! She has worked diligently under our pal Vincent Pardieu both at GIA Bangkok and at DANAT Bahrain and is now setting her own activity as a gem cutting expert in Bangkok, Thailand! But whom better than herself could tell us more about herself? Victoria the floor is yours!     Victoria learning to cut on a traditional Burmese faceting handpiece during...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Outta the Blue: Robert Gessner’s interview

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Outta the Blue: Robert Gessner’s interview

"More interesting to the readers will be the mining licenses: once a private or public organisation is looking into a new or existing mining license, exploration would have delineated the potential resource (note: I do not say reserve – because reserve means the gems are guaranteed, which is not the case in the coloured gemstone mining industry). The mining department works with the geology department to calculate the desired scale of operations and decide on the best mining method to access and extract the gemstone ore (resource). The size of the resource, coupled to the chosen mining method generates a life-of-mine. Obviously, I am summarising a very complex process." - Says Gessner in his interview with AsiaLounges' A Gem Dealer's Journal

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A Gem Dealer's Journal: The Hunt for Pink August

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A Gem Dealer's Journal: The Hunt for Pink August

Hey Loungers,  Today we propose you a bit of a special episode of A Gem Dealer's Journal, as we will be discussing our latest trip to Madagascar. While the Hunt for Red October was already taken by Tom Clancy, we decided to go after Pink August which was conveniently more readily available in the area of Ilakaka.  For those of you that would like to learn more about Ilakaka and its surrounding we propose you to follow this link to an article by Vincent Pardieu while he was at the GIA Bangkok: read now.   Our merry group upon arrival...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Learning about capital gems with Jeffery Bergman

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Learning about capital gems with Jeffery Bergman

Hey Loungers,

Those of you that have been following us since the start have surely heard of Jeffery “Master” Bergman, if only for his column in our pages: Introduction to Gemology.

Jeff, besides having been a kind and caring master in the trade to our teams, has a solid 40 plus year experience in the trade under his belt and is likely to be one of the most prominent, and vocal members of our merry industry.

Jeff has been lecturing countless times for the prestigious GIA Gathering in Bangkok on a variety of topics ranging from rubies and sapphire to emeralds without ever forgetting the memorable Opal talk about two three years ago which forced titans of the opal trade to bow down and publicly acknowledge their mistakes.

All in all, Jeff does no longer need introduction yet here we are, welcoming him for a long overdue interview for a Gem Dealer’s Journal.

Jeff, the floor is yours,

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A Gem Dealer's Journal: The birth of a jewellery brand: Young’s Creation

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A Gem Dealer's Journal: The birth of a jewellery brand: Young’s Creation

Hey Loungers, Here comes the second part of our interview with Stewart Young. After exploring the world of auction houses with him in the first part of this interview we are discussing today the rise of his brand. How is a jewellery brand created, what makes its DNA attractive to customers and what makes for a successful business in our trade. Without any further delay I give you today’s guest: Mr. Stewart Young!   Here is Stewart Young featuring a lovely Fairy Brooch - Photo Credit: Tiancheng International   AsiaLounges: Hi Stewart and thank you for being with us again today....

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