As a tourist, you are vulnerable to certain tricks of the trade. Don’t let this scare you! That’s where the Gemstone Detective – Buying Gemstones & Jewellery book series comes in. There are a lot of traders all over the world who are good, honest, genuine people who sell with integrity. As well as helping you to feel more confident about buying, I want this series to benefit the world’s honest small enterprises and family businesses, who rely on the gem trade to make their living.
Don’t worry if you have little or no knowledge about gemstones or minerals – I have written this book series with you in mind. I have experienced the shows, museums and shops, and spoken with the experts. I have spent time with the locals, who have willingly shared their behind-the-scenes tips and tricks. It is my job to pass that experience on to you.
Everything in this book series is based on my personal experience, local advice and tips from my contacts all around the world.