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Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in the USA

(3 customer reviews)



This pocket travel guide is part of the ‘Gemstone Detective’ series, created for those who want to discover and learn more about the magical world of gems!  Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to more than 60 countries, this book makes it easy to buy with confidence.

The USA is a thrilling place to go gemstone hunting.  Whatever your passion, there’s something for you.  For the gem hunters and hobbyists who love seeking out the local gemstones and jewellery, the USA offers around 60 types of gemstones, all of which can be found at over 400 gem shows across the USA.   Adventure seekers, who want to experience the thrill of searching for gemstones, rocks, minerals and fossils, you can go it alone on public land or fossick on mining sites where you pay a fee, look for gemstones and keep any that you find.

There are endless ways to be entertained and create memories!  From venturing to Tucson, the world’s biggest gem show, exploring museums dedicated to gemstone learning to digging for your own treasure, this travel guide will give the whole family an education, and holiday to remember.

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 to help travellers avoid the pitfalls, scams and disappointments of a bad buying decision.

3 reviews for Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in the USA

  1. Max B.

    This book is really special. Very easy to read and enjoyable. I look forward to utilizing the wealth of information shared.

  2. Aleida Solis

    Though tailored for the international tourist, this book is full of noteworthy resources for anyone seeking rock hounding adventures across the United States. The pictures are dynamic and the methodology provides valuable and easily researched advice about gemstones, gem shows and rock hounding tours. It is small enough to carry in a pocket, making it a perfect travel companion. I enjoyed this book so much and will continue to us it as a guide for future excursions. I cannot wait to read the rest of the set.

  3. Russell W.

    I love my copy of Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in the USA. It’s a wealth of concise information that I can’t wait to use on my travels!

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