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Gems & Gemology, The Bible of the Gem Trade Reviews Secrets Of The Gem Trade (2nd Edition)

Book Review: Secrets of the Gem Trade, Second Edition Tao Hsu December 1, 2017   FacebookTwitterPrintEmailFacebook MessengerMore6 By Richard W. Wise, hardcover, 404 pp., illus. publ. by Brunswick House, Lenox, Massachusetts, 2016, $99.95. The gem and jewelry industry is still extremely secretive, even in our fast-paced digital era. In both the first and this second…
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A Meditation on Cultured Pearls: Part Two

Quality Part II Color and translucency are insufficient! A fine pearl must have that subtle misty iridescence that connoisseurs call orient, a glow that seems to emanate from inside the pearl and cling to its skin, like an early morning fog, a quality that led the medieval poet Thomas Campion to muse that pearls: “look…
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A Meditation On Cultured Pearls, Part One:

By Richard W. Wise, G.G. ©2017 Part I I began my career as a faceted stone man. It took me a long time to warm up to pearls. A fine diamond will blast you with brilliance and a ruby will step right up and sock you in the eye. Not so the pearl! Pearls seemed…
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Review of Secrets Of The Gem Trade (2nd Edition) On Pearl-Guide.com

Secrets of the Gem Trade 2nd Edition, by Richard W. Wise, GG, Reviewed by Blaire Beavers, GG, for the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, December 1, 2016 I am certain that many of you have read the first edition of Secrets of the Gem Trade. I read the first edition as I was embarking on…
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