Richard W. Wise


Richard Wise is a goldsmith, gemologist, gem dealer and writer. His first book, Secrets Of The Gem Trade, The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones was published in 2003 and became a critically acclaimed best seller and is now considered a classic. The vastly expanded and updated 2nd edition appeared in 2016.

The French Blue, his first novel, won a 2011 International Book Award in Historical Fiction.

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The French Blue
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 165,450. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
He was the restless son of a cartographer, she the illegitimate daughter of a French courtesan and a Persian king. 40 years and 60,000 leagues, the true-to-life adventures of Jean Baptiste Tavernier, his great love Madeleine de Goisse and the world's most famous diamond. Today known as the Hope Diamond but for the first 250 years of its existence it was known simply as The French Blue.

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