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"The French Blue"


By Richard W. Wise

"...a fine piece of historical fiction, highly recommended!" 

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Secrets of The
Gem Trade

The Connoisseur's Guide
To Precious Gemstones

by Richard W. Wise, G.G.




Specializing in Fine Rare Gemstones for individuals and institutions:  Accepting commissions for Vietnam/Bankok Buying Trip, May 2015.  


The Man Who Wrote The Book On Fine Colored Gemstones:

Called "one of the world's leading gemologists" by Gemkey Magazine, GIA trained Graduate Gemologist Richard W. Wise literally wrote the book on connoisseurship in colored gemstones.  A former Gemology Columnist for National Jeweler and Contributing Editor with Gemkey Magazine and Gem Market News, he is the author of the Secrets Of The Gem Trade , the critically acclaimed Connoisseur's Guide To Precious Gemstones. Mr. Wise has travelled the world for the past thirty years in search of the very finest gemstones  


Bespoke Gemstones from R. W. Wise:

 No longer in retail, R. W. Wise is limiting its business to consulting directly with private individuals and institutions seeking to source and collect very fine, rare and important gemstones from around the world.  If you are interested in the rare and beautiful, we would be interested in speaking with you.

Hours:  Our retail shop is now closed. If you are interested in any of the items on this website please contact Laurie Donovan Designs,