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The Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in India

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Explore the beauty of India’s undiscovered gems.

India has some of the world’s most beautiful gemstones: especially when it comes to flawless Golconda diamonds and the finest Kashmir sapphire.

You’ll soon find yourself mesmerised by the variety of gemstones to be found in this majestic country and spoilt for choice. It is great fun shopping for gemstones in India but (as with many other places in the world) you should remember one thing – buyer beware!

Offering practical advice, tips and the essential questions to ask, Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in India will help you avoid the tricks of the trade on your holiday.

Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries in her lifetime, this essential guide for tourists is part of the Gemstone Detective series. It cuts through the jargon – for the benefit of hobbyists, gem collectors and jewellery lovers.

Kim Rix is dedicated to visiting each country in the Gemstone Detective series to provide readers with up-to-date and trusted information. Without this book, you could make a very expensive mistake!

2 reviews for The Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in India

  1. S Higgins

    Kim Rix’s fifth book in her series the Gemstone Detective- this time on buying gemstones and jewellery in India – fills a gap in the average tourist’s knowledge on a complex subject. She sets out descriptions of the gems likely to be found ;where best to go to buy and the questions to be asked ; and the assurances that should be given. She has a series of top tips to follow when buying that are essential to study and follow. All this in 150 pages – but still in a booklet small enough to go in your pocket. Happy shopping!

  2. Chris Durning

    I have constructed a full article on this wonderful book right here at

    “India holds some of the world’s most sought after gems and jewellery, but how can you find them? This is where author and professional photographer Kim Rix comes in. Kim’s guide book to Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in India unlocks all the answers.”

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