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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview with an Early Adopter: Yuval “Hemi”Englisher

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview with an Early Adopter: Yuval “Hemi”Englisher

AsiaLounges: I understand that you are, still to this day, the person that takes the pictures and takes care of the web site for your company. Do you believe that the period we are in, late 2020 early 2021, with COVID forcing us all to stay put that online sales are becoming the new normal? Is it, in your opinion, a viable alternative to trade shows such as the Hong Kong Gem and Jewellery show?

Hemi EnglisherAlthough technology today allows us to transfer images of very high quality, I still think that the personal touch, human interactions, is still prevailing. More than that, the proliferation of gem dealers on the internet is clearly bringing down the level of professionalism overall. While it is true that not every gem dealer is a gemologist, one must wonder, when reading things like  “nearly eye clean”, “assuming no heat”  or the fact that every square stone is considered to be an Asscher, whether there are any professional gem dealers left at all... That being said, whether internet and E-marketing is a threat to existing, established wholesalers, time will tell. Even as a school master of the old school, I really cannot say.

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Behind the Nomadic lens (Part 2) with Nook Prangpak:

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Behind the Nomadic lens (Part 2) with Nook Prangpak:

"Nook PrangpakThe most important piece of advice is to have fun with your work. You have to try and enjoy the whole process of setting up, organizing, and editing. Focusing less on the result and more on each step will make a lot of difference. Try to separate and enjoy each step -- this includes coming up with ideas and inspiration, choosing the background and props, setting up the light and camera, trying different combinations, and finally the editing process. If you can spend the time necessary to focus and enjoy each step, you will improve."

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview with the Light Bender, the third Microteer: Nathan Renfro:

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interview with the Light Bender, the third Microteer: Nathan Renfro:

Hey Loungers, Today we have the pleasure of concluding the Microteers Arc by interviewing the Light Bender and third Microteer: GIA’s Nathan Renfro! Nathan is a talented and outspoken gemmologist, excellent photographer of course, one of the three legendary Microteers and disciple of the Titan: John Koivula himself! Today we have the opportunity to learn more about Nathan with this interview! Nathan, the floor is yours!   AsiaLounges: First of all thank you very much for agreeing to being with us today Nathan. Can you tell us more about yourself? Who are you Nathan Renfro? Nathan Renfro: Well, I am...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Behind the Nomadic lens (Part 1) with Maria Arkhipova:

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Behind the Nomadic lens (Part 1) with Maria Arkhipova:

Hey Loungers, Today we start one of our rare twin interviews! Following our intrusion in the fascinating world of Nomad’s we are inviting ourselves today behind the scene of their social media management and their photographic studio. We start this twin interview by submitting Nomad’s Social Media Manager and daughter to the iconic stripe bearer of the gem trade, Mikola Kukharuk: the talented Maria Arkhipova! Maria, the floor is yours!   We welcome today Maria Arkhipova, here seen in a self portrait - Photo Credits: Nomads Co., Ltd   AsiaLounges: Hi Maria, thank you very much for being with us today...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interviewing the Trade’s Librarian: Robert Weldon

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Interviewing the Trade’s Librarian: Robert Weldon

Hey Loungers, Some of you may know today’s guest as GIA’s Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library & Information Center’s director. Others know him for his career as a world famous photographer and one of the first modern journalists of the gem trade. We had the pleasure to meet with him moments after he was awarded with the coveted 2020 Antonio C. Bonanno Award in Tucson, in recognition of his contributions to the gem trade’s development in his decades-long career. Today, we welcome the man that made Bartholomew the Rat an instant celebrity in 2018 on Facebook: Mr Robert Weldon!  ...

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