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Richard W. Wise

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Richard W. Wise is the author of the award winning historical novel, The French Blue (www.thefrenchblue.com). The book that 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.

His previous book, Secrets Of The Gem Trade, The Connoisseur's Guide To Precious Gemstones (2003) http://www.secretsofthegemtrade.com, has become a classic and the standard work for anyone interested in understanding quality and connoisseurship in gemstones.

Richard is a goldsmith a gem dealer based in Lenox, Massachusetts; http://www.rwwise.com


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Ten years in the writing and it shows. A beautifully crafted and sensitive novel. Very well written, A gentle book, but not without tension and suspense. The book centers on a blue diamond similar to the Hope and like the Hope one that comes with a c ...more
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