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Hey! I'm Kim

I'm a bit of a gem geek. I could spend all day looking at gemstones.

I love travelling to new places, photographing wildlife, drinking a good glass of Malbec, meeting new people and tanning myself in the sun.


I created Gemstone Detective back in 2018.  


In truth it all started in Egypt three years earlier when I bought what I thought was a very expensive Burmese ruby – it turned out to be glass. 


I was so upset with myself for being so naive, I decided to go and study gemstones with the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). I am now a gemmologist.

As it happens, that silly mistake gave me a new purpose, Now I enjoy helping others avoid the same fate. That's when I came up with the idea for Gemstone Detective

The thing is that every country has its share of bad apples and tourist destinations are particularly prone to attracting scammers.  Dishonest people can use your lack of knowledge to get you to part with your hard-earned cash. You can’t get away from that".

Kim Rix GG (GIA)
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