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A gem dealer's journal — the making of a gem

A gems dealer's Journal: Interview of Gem Dandy and lapidary historian: Justin K Prim

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A gems dealer's Journal: Interview of Gem Dandy and lapidary historian: Justin K Prim

Hey Loungers,   How have you all been since the last interview? Hope you enjoyed our interview of Josh Saltzman from Nomad’s. Today, in order to further our understanding of the world of gem cutting, we have decided to go through its history with our pal, the infamous gem dandy and gem philosopher: Justin K Prim.   Here is the Gem Dandy, Justin K Prim, faceting a stone.   AsiaLounges: Hi Justin, thanks for being with us today! We wanted to invite you upon listening to your presentation on gem history, or rather the history of gem cutting, during the...

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Who has their paws in the oil jar?

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A Gem Dealer’s Journal: Who has their paws in the oil jar?

Dear Loungers, We have been busy recently and couldn’t write as much as we wanted, but be sure that some market updates are on the way. I was recently asked what to look for while buying a gem and it got me thinking. Although I wrote an article on the topic about a year ago, with the extra experience I gathered in the meantime, I figured I could throw in a couple more tips. And so, as you may have heard already, nature hates empty spaces about as much as the gem market does and it delivered a few cookies on my doorstep....

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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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Journey through the rough: The making of a gem!

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Journey through the rough: The making of a gem!

Dear Loungers,  Today's post is one I have been wanting to go through for some time: The making of a Gem. How do Mother Earth's finest treasures turn into lovely gems? While not being a cutter myself, I have recently indulged in purchasing rough and proceeded to have it faceted into the gems that make our heart sing! While I wish I could be exploring with you the cutting process of every single gems we are purchasing at Asia Lounges, I decided to guide you through one of them: this lovely Green Tea Tourmaline!  First came the Rough and with...

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