Sorting the facts from the fake!

A unique learning resource for the gemstone and jewellery hobbyist.
To help you buy
with confidence!


Learn, expand your knowledge and make better buying decisions.

Three Ways to Learn!

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Experience a new culture and the real gem trade on one of our tailormade tours exclusively for hobbyists who are keen to learn new skills.

Sri Lanka, Vietnam 

Mogok, (Burma)

Australia, Mexico

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Travel Guides

The world's first travel guide series for the gemstone & jewellery hobbyist - helping you buy with confidence on your travels.


We've done the leg-work for you! 


Ask for a signed copy!

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Kim Rix has travelled all over the world to acquire the information she will be sharing with you.


She aims to educate, motivate, help and inspire her audience.


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What you'll learn:

  • What your birthstone is

  • The unique meaning of gems

  • Their symbolic values

  • How to enhance your life

  • Facts, myths & beliefs

       and so much more!

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What's the essence of Gemstone Detective?

In short, Gemstone Detective is about the experience – the romance – of buying a gem abroad. It’s about connecting your gem with incredible memories and smiling when you look down at the ring on your finger. It’s about bringing a little of that holiday sparkle back home with you and wearing it next to your heart.


Most Popular Content

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Warning! These fascinating Scottish Gemstones could have you dancing on the table!

In honour of St Andrew’s Day, here are 7 Scottish gemstones for your collection. 

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Composite gemstones:
Lead glass filled rubies

Thailand is a world hub for gemstone treatment and continues to be where most of the lead glass filled rubies (also known as ‘composite rubies’) are manufactured these days.

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Mining the world’s finest moonstone in Sri Lanka

Could there be a more romantic gemstone name than moonstone? Once believed to be solidified moon beams, moonstone has been a favourite for thousands of years and it’s certainly one of mine!