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A gem dealer's journal

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 Gem Dealer´s Journal: No, Everything that comes from Asia isn’t cheap or mass produced!

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A Gem Dealer´s Journal: No, Everything that comes from Asia isn’t cheap or mass produced!

Hey Loungers,    As you can see we have been keeping up our promise of delivering a nice and constant flow of interviews in early 2019!  Today, we interview our friend “Huckleberry” jeweller and jewellery designer at Jai 108 Presents here in Bangkok. The idea behind this interview is simply to break an enduring myth: Everything that comes from Asia isn’t cheap or mass produced! So here it comes!   Huckleberry at work for Jai 108 Presents   AsiaLounges: Hi Huck, thanks for joining us today for this interview and to help us debunk the myth of Made in Asia...

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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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Interviewing “Pu Tzu”, serial entrepreneur and gem hunter extraordinaire!

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Interviewing “Pu Tzu”, serial entrepreneur and gem hunter extraordinaire!

Hey Loungers,  First of all, thank you all for your continued support and, of course, for being here again today reading our Gem Dealer’s journal! Today, we interview our pal “Pu Tzu”, who, besides looking surprisingly like the Foo Fighters’ lead singer: Dave Grohl, is among the most iconic natural treasure hunters this business has! So, without any further delay, let’s get going with our interview!   Discover our pal Pu Tzu from the Uncarved Block   AsiaLounges: First of all, thanks Pu Tzu for being with us today and for accepting to answer our questions. Tell us more about...

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Valentine's day or how to find a unique gift?

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Valentine's day or how to find a unique gift?

Article originally published in Luxury Society Asia, to read the original text please follow this link =>     As Valentine´s day approaches, the hunt for the perfect gift starts anew. Yet, the art of gift making can sometimes be a difficult one to master. Therefore, the question remains: How can one find the sure hit? In a society that emphasises on personalisation, uniqueness and makes extensive use of accessories, it seemed logical that we would make a quick tour of the various items that one may want to gift their significant other! This said, a number of them may be...

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