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Gem Hunt is a television series that originally aired in 2013. Gem Hunt follows the life of several individuals who are involved in the high stakes world of trading valuable gems. Each episode of the series follows the actions of persons as they discover, mine, trade, process, and eventually sells a gem to its final customer. The show details how a single uncut gem can skyrocket in price if it is cut and traded intelligently, and how it can immediately be made worthless.

Gem Hunt is narrated by J. V. Martin for all of its eight episodes. The show features the world famous gem dealer Ron LeBlanc, and gem hunting geologist Bernie Gaboury. The show blends the drama of operating in the world of international gem dealing, and also attempts to inform their viewers of it. Each episode is meant to focus on a single aspect of bringing a gem to market.

Gem Hunt is a Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Reality, Talk & Interview, Travel series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on October 15, 2013. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5.

Gem Hunt is available for streaming on the Travel Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gem Hunt on demand at Pluto TV Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Google Play, iTunes, Pluto TV online.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Travel Channel
1 Season, 14 Episodes
October 15, 2013
Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Reality, Talk & Interview, Travel
7.5/10
Cast: J.V. Martin, Ron LeBlanc
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Gem Hunt Full Episode Guide

  • Ron LeBlanc and his team explore Zambia in search of the country's best emeralds and amethyst.

  • Ron LeBlanc and his team of gem hunters visit Mozambique for blue aquamarine.

  • Ron LeBlanc and his team of gem hunters head to Mozambique, which is rich with rubies, sapphires, and jade.

  • Ron LeBlanc and his team of gem hunters travel to the gem-rich nation of Madagascar in search of huge pieces of aquamarine that they can cut into jewels.

  • Ron LeBlanc and the team land in Thailand in search of a perfect pair of blood-red rubies. They begin in the Western border town of Mae Sot, where Myanmar's best rubies first hit the international gem scene.

  • Ron, Bernie and Diane return to their old hunting ground, sapphire rich Madagascar, in search of stunning gemstones believed to be mined in the country's northern region.

  • The team is off to Nepal in search of rare tourmaline and aquamarine stones that are known to be hidden in the Himalayan Mountains.

  • The team searches for Blue Sapphire and Zircon in Cambodia.

  • The team travels to Sri Lanka, home to some of the oldest gem markets on the planet. But the markets are full of fakes, synthetics and imported stones. Ron is looking for the fabled padparadscha - a unique pinky-orange sapphire.

  • The team travels to Colombia to get Muzo emeralds, the world's most valued gemstone. But they have to negotiate their way around Colombia first, and deal with the infamous cartels who have control over the emerald trade.

  • Ethiopia has the strictest gem buying rules and regulations Ron has ever had to deal with, so he'll have to deal with bureaucracy and government minders first if he's going to get his Welo opals. After police brutality, vehicle breakdowns, and death defying cliff descents, Ron has the opportunity to try to get a huge package of rough Welo opal and a six-figure pay day.

  • The team heads to Brazil to find imperial topaz - a rare stone that is only produced by a single mine in Ouro Preto, Brazil. Ron is looking for a huge stone: a rock that will cut a 20-carat gem, and he is willing to spend big money to get it.

  • The new blue gemstone tanzanite is one of the bluest of all blue stones and it's only in a small part of Tanzania. But the supply of tanzanite are running out, so the team travels to Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro to get in on the action.

  • In Vietnam Ron LeBlanc and his team want to get their hands on some high-rolling rubies. They are under the government's radar, and an agent intends on making sure they don't leave with any. But, Ron has some tricks.