Gem Hunt follows a team of modern treasure hunters on their high-stakes quest for the world's most precious stones. Their global journey takes them to some of the planet's busiest and riskiest trading regions. Fascinating, exciting, unpredictable and embedded in some of the most remote locations, Gem Hunt follows a gem dealer, a jewelry expert and a geologist as they maneuver through mines, markets and tense negotiations in search of the world’s biggest, brightest and most profitable jewels.
Ron LeBlanc is a “treasure hunter for hire” for high-net-worth clientele. As a naive young man traveling in Morocco in the 1970s, Ron LeBlanc was fleeced by a merchant in Casablanca when he bought some worthless stones. Ashamed, LeBlanc vowed to learn the difference between junk and gems. He went on to study at the prestigious Gemological Institute of America and upon completion of his studies, began a series of international adventures - from Bangkok to Bogota - in search of beauty and the perfect gem.
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