Richard W. Wise, G.G.
Richard W. Wise is a Graduate Gemologist and is President of R.
W. Wise, Goldsmiths, Inc., 81 Church Street, Lenox, Massachusetts,
Mr. Wise began his career In the jewelry industry
as a goldsmith. His early interest in gemstone connoisseurship led
him to travel extensively. He began writing on the subject in 1989.
His articles on gemstones have since appeared in Gems & Gemology,
Jeweler Quarterly, Colored Stone and many other publications. As
Gemology Columnist for National Jeweler his column Gem-Wise was
a popular feature of the magazine. Mr. Wise has been a Contributing
Editor with Gemkey Magazine and Gem Market News.
From the ruby mines of upper Burma to the Australian
outback, from the Brazilian hinterland to the black pearl farms
of Tahiti, the author's search for rare and beautiful gemstones
has taken him to most of the world most important gem producing
areas. As a respected journalist, he has interviewed some of the
world great experts and received entrée to many important private
Richard Wise is a popular lecturer and has spoken
widely on gemstone topics before both industry and consumer groups.
Secrets of the Gem Trade, The Connoisseur Guide to Precious Gemstones,
is his first book. Groups interested in arranging speaking engagements
may contact the author at his business address or via his website: