Gem Hunt

Gem Hunt

  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (135)

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.

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Amethyst and Emerald - Zambia
14. Amethyst and Emerald - Zambia
January 21, 2014
Ron LeBlanc and his team explore Zambia in search of the country's best emeralds and amethyst.
Double Blue Aquamarine - Mozambique
13. Double Blue Aquamarine - Mozambique
January 14, 2014
Ron LeBlanc and his team of gem hunters visit Mozambique for blue aquamarine.
Ruby, Sapphire and Jade - Myanmar
12. Ruby, Sapphire and Jade - Myanmar
January 7, 2014
Ron LeBlanc and his team of gem hunters head to Mozambique, which is rich with rubies, sapphires, and jade.
Madagascar Aquamarine
11. Madagascar Aquamarine
January 5, 2014
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.
Rubies and Jade - Thailand
10. Rubies and Jade - Thailand
December 17, 2013
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.
Bi-Color Sapphire - Madagascar
9. Bi-Color Sapphire - Madagascar
December 10, 2013
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.
Tourmaline - Nepal
8. Tourmaline - Nepal
December 3, 2013
The team is off to Nepal in search of rare tourmaline and aquamarine stones that are known to be hidden in the Himalayan Mountains.
Blue Sapphire and Zircon - Cambodia
7. Blue Sapphire and Zircon - Cambodia
November 26, 2013
The team searches for Blue Sapphire and Zircon in Cambodia.
Sapphire and Moonstone - Sri Lanka
6. Sapphire and Moonstone - Sri Lanka
November 19, 2013
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.
Emeralds - Colombia
5. Emeralds - Colombia
November 12, 2013
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.
Opals - Ethiopia
4. Opals - Ethiopia
November 5, 2013
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.
Imperial Topaz and Aquamarine - Brazil
3. Imperial Topaz and Aquamarine - Brazil
October 29, 2013
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.
Tanzanite - Tanzania
2. Tanzanite - Tanzania
October 22, 2013
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.
Rubies - Vietnam
1. Rubies - Vietnam
October 15, 2013
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.
Description

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 series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on October 15, 2013.

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 Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 15, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (135)