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Greenlit: Gem Hunt, Travel Channel

Gem Hunt (1 x 60′) – Follows veteran gem dealer Ron LeBlanc, geologist Bernie Gadboury and jewelry maven Diane Robinson as they travel to remote regions of Madagascar in search of gemstones they can turn into a small fortune.  There’s much profit to be made from these rocks, but buyers must be skilled in spotting flaws, “fake” synthetic stones and knowing when – and just how much – to bargain. As LeBlanc and his team hunt for rare pink sapphires, premium blue sapphires and the country’s finest aquamarines, they get more than they bargained for when they are offered a $700,000 piece of giant aquamarine that is about to be whisked out of the country. After many failures they find what they came for – half a pound of aqua which Ron hopes can be cut into a huge and valuable jewel in a secret gem factory in Bangkok, Thailand.

Channel: Travel Channel

Producer: NHNZ

TX: 3rd June 2012

Source: Travel Channel press release (via TV by the Numbers)


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