Gemstone Detective BLOG
Want to learn from an expert?
This gemstone blog is run by renowned gemmologist, Kim Rix, to impart all the knowledge she has learnt over the years. Finding precious stones is a passion for her. It’s what drove her across the world searching for real-life information. She authored The Gemstone Detective series which has inspired many others to pursue their gem-sleuthing dreams. Her goal has been to spread lessons she learnt the hard way, and simplify the world of gemstones for others. Additionally, as a photographer, author and solo-traveller she has much to offer her audience in terms of wisdom. This blog is an aggregate of just that. For gemstone enthusiasts, it details their properties, descriptions, locations, and the best practices for obtaining them. Furthermore, you can explore how precious stones can be used in your everyday lives. How to incorporate them or design them in a way to suit your personal taste.
In addition, we look at gemstones on a larger scale. Diving deeper into where to find them and how to trade without incurring a loss. Buying a fake gemstone can be costly; therefore we help to make sure you never experience that. Not to mention, the gemstone blog dives deeper into the best ways to get a deal in different parts of the world.
Given Kim’s extensive adventures, she details her experiences for all those who want to follow in their footsteps. This includes her travels, photography and writing career. She lays out her success and failures, as well as advice for her readers. Lastly, the gemstone blog also details her upcoming or past public speaking events.
If you’re interested in any of the above, be sure to read all our blogs. If you would like a more comprehensive guide on gems, feel free to check out our Gemstone Detective book series.
The USA is a country that loves gemstones. Did you know that more gemstones are sold in the United States than in any other country on earth?
Garnet is an interesting gemstone because it isn’t a gemstone at all – it’s many gemstones!
I was intrigued to discover that the phrase ‘luck of the Irish’ actually has its origins in the 19th century American Gold Rush.
I’ve come across a lot of gold on my research trips for the Gemstone Detective series. I’ve marvelled at the intricate craftsmanship of traditional jewellery in India, been dazzled by golden Buddha statues in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, and panned for gold in the USA.
The lack of range on the high-street means you’ll probably want to go bespoke. The upside is that you get to design a ring that truly suits your boyfriend’s tastes.
Today is National Love Your Pet Day and nothing shows you love your pet more than taking good care of their health.