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Richard W. Wise is the author of Secrets Of The Gem Trade, The Connoisseur's Guide To Precious Gemstones. First published in 2003, the book became a critically acclaimed best seller. The revised and expanded second edition was published in November, 2016. www.secretsofthegemtrade.com

The French Blue chronicles the adventures of 17th Century gem dealer and adventurer Jean Baptiste Tavernier and tells the back story of the Hope Diamond. The French Blue was an "Award Winning Finalist" at the 2011 International Book Awards.



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Richard W. Wise I had a version of writer's block for about twenty years. Finally, I took a writing course with the late poet Michael Gizzi. At the commencement of…moreI had a version of writer's block for about twenty years. Finally, I took a writing course with the late poet Michael Gizzi. At the commencement of the first class, Gizzi gave a short lecture about writing that distilled to its essence came down to; forget about deathless prose, if you are a writer, shut up and write....and I did.(less)
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Truly handmade jewelry is made in the ancient manner using the metal itself. Modern commercial and some so-called handmade pieces are actually carved in wax and then cast using the cire perdue or...



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