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Travel guides for budding gemologists & jewellery fans launches in London

Press Release - Book Launch


The Gemstone Detective Triple Book Launch At

The Institute Of Directors In London

For copies of Buying Gemstones & Jewellery in Thailand, Buying Gemstones & Jewellery in Australia and Buying Gemstones & Jewellery Worldwide, access to the author for interview/ Photos from the event and further press information available in the online press folder:


London, United Kingdom, 24thJanuary 2019: Following the successful launch of the firstbook in this unique new jewellery, gemstone and travel guide series, Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Sri Lanka, three further pocket-sized books were unveiled at the Institute of Directors on Tuesday 22ndJanuary. 

  • Buying Gemstones and Jewellery Worldwide
  • Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Australia
  • Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand

Sixty people joined London-based professional photographer and gemmologist,Kim Rix, to mark the launch of the next three books in the comprehensive series. More than fifteen travel guides, due for release over the next three years, aimed at helping tourists better understand the unique gemstone and jewellery markets in their next holiday destination.

Kim Rix is due to travel to the USA in February to complete the research on a future book in the series, talked about the experience of combining her passions (gemstones, jewellery, photography and travel), which are hobbies for some people to enjoy in their free time, into a full-time and flourishing career.


Brenda Dempsey, author of Voices of Courage, who attended the Gemstone Detective launch, said:"Kim Rix is fast becoming the go-to-expert on gemstones from around the world with her book series The Gemstone Detective. Not only filled with invaluable advice about gemstones and jewellery it doubles up as a brilliant travel guide. Kim shone brightly at Authorcraft where she launched her latest book. Kim's passion of combining her love of gemstones, travel and photography is clear to see. Her heartfelt words were felt by everyone who gave her a resounding applause as she skipped off the stage leaving her sparkle behind."


Each book in the Gemstone Detective travel guide series is a mine of expert advice, insider information and practical tips to help tourists better understand the unique gemstone and jewellery market in their next holiday destination. As well as offering country-specific background and up-to-the-minute, well-researched advice, the Gemstone Detective series is a ‘how to' guide for anyone who wants to experience the fun, excitement and romance of buying unique and beautiful gems or jewellery in countries around the world renowned for their natural gemstones.


Future books in the Gemstone Detective series (2019-2022) include:

Buying Gemstones & Jewellery in India, USA, Myanmar, Greece, Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt, China, and South Africa.


Last year, all in the name of research, Kim travelled to India, Sri Lanka, and spent four weeks in the summer travelling solo around the Australian Outback, sleeping and driving in her campervan across more than 4,000km. For more information about editorial opportunities surrounding the books and Kim's adventures please



Title:The Gemstone Detective - a unique new travel guide series

Author:Kim Rix

Genre:Travel, Tourism, Jewellery, Hobbies

Publisher:Filament Publishing

Publication date:From 2018 to 2022

Availability:Paperback, eBook

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