Select Page

The Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Sri Lanka


This travel guide is for anyone considering a trip to the beautiful country of Sri Lanka in search of a special memory to treasure forever. Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to more than 60 countries, this unique travel book unveils how you can buy gemstones and jewellery on your holiday in Sri Lanka.

Understand how to buy sapphires, ruby, garnets, topaz, citrine, spinel and many other gemstones found in Sri Lanka. This book is a mine of expert advice, insider information and practical tips to help you better understand the gemstone and jewellery market. As well as offering country-specific background and up-to-the-minute advice, the ‘Gemstone Detective’ series, is a ‘how to’ guide for buying unique and beautiful gems or jewellery in countries renowned for their natural gemstones.

Kim Rix is dedicated to visiting each country in the ‘Gemstone Detective’ series to provide readers with the best advice and easy-to-follow steps.

3 reviews for The Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Sri Lanka

  1. Nessa Thompson

    After reading Kim Rix last book “Buying Gemstones & Jewellery In Sri Lanka The Gemstone Detective Series” and Visiting Sri Lanka I had to read her new book Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand by Kim Rix.  What a wonderful Gem of a book Kim’s new book is.  I have lost count how many times I have been to Thailand on Holiday and this book is another wonderful find if you’re visiting this beautiful colourful country especially if you would like to purchase gems.  This small book is crammed with so much great information with wonderful photos throughout. These bought back great memories of what a wonderful place this is to visit.

    This book is a 100% must if you are travelling to Thailand and would like to purchase Gemstones etc.
    This book is just brilliant and I would highly recommend it.  Big Thank you to Netgalley for letting me read and review Buying Gemstones & Jewellery in Thailand By Kim Rix.

  2. JKDM a serious traveller

    I’m going to Sri Lanka soon so I thought this book could be interesting.
    I was more than right. And Kim Rix is right when she says buying a fake could be a costly mistake. I should know – it’s happened to me!
    There are so many pitfalls and this book takes you through them all. It won’t put me off buying but it will give me a great deal more confidence that I’ll get good value for money and not get ripped off. It tells you how you can get your purchases checked out for autenticity before you buy and even what not to wear when you go down to a market. I’m sure taking it with me. Here’s hoping!

  3. Sally Mitton

    This was not at all what I expected, in fact, it was better than expected.
    An interesting book which gives an insight into trading gemstones and what to do and what not to do.
    Very interesting to read about the history of some of the gemstones and how they became downgraded to semi-precious.
    I liked the book it was very informative.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *