The Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Sri Lanka
The Gemstone Detective is the nom de plume of Kim Rix, and this installment of Buying Gemstones and Jewellery is aimed at tourists who are traveling to Sri Lanka. This colorful and informative 100 page book was released 4th October 2018 by Filament publishing and is available in paperback and ebook formats.
For a relatively short book, it covers the basics of sourcing and buying gemstones and jewelry in Sri Lanka. The author describes the method ...more
This little Book brought back lots of lovely special memories for me especially as we purchased a beautiful Sapphire from Sri Lanka and had a ring made there and I still wear it today.
This book is crammed with so much information on what to look for. Where to go, Do's and D ...more
The book provides so much advice, including how to get the best deal, the best places to visit and the ethics of buying gemstones.
The book is beautifully set-out in full colour with amazing photographs, and is a perfect size for popping into your bag to go travelling. I cannot wait to see which countries are included in the rest of the series!
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From childhood, Kim always liked jewellery. At six years old when meeting HRH Princess Alexandra, Kim asked 'where's your crown?'.
In 2012, Kim bought a 'natural' Burmese ruby on holiday in Egypt. Later, Kim discovered it was glass.
That holiday buying experience motivated Kim to study ge...more