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Tanzanian Gem Safari – A perfect holiday

Tanzanian Gem Safari – A perfect holiday A journey into East Africa Combining family vacations while pursuing the holy gemstone grail has probably been the bane of many a spouse of the avid gemologist. I for one am guilty of such pursuits, however this summer my wife Carol did not complain when I announced that […]

Idar-Oberstein, a journey to the fabled gem cutting centre

Rough-tsavorite-Diamond

With the 2017 Tucson Gem Show just around the corner, the anticipation and excitement of seeing the worlds beautiful gems is in the air. As I pack my bags for this annual pilgrimage, I reflect back on our 2016 adventure to the Scorpion tsavorite mine in Kenya and to the fabled gemstone town of Idar-Obserstein, […]