Sapphire and Moonstone

Ron LeBlanc and his team of gem hunters travel to Sri Lanka, home to some of the oldest gem markets on the planet. But buyer beware: the markets are crawling with synthetics, fakes and imported stones. Ron is hunting the fabled padparadscha -- a truly unique pinky-orange sapphire.

Gem Hunt: Sri Lanka Sapphire and Moonstone

The team faces big challenges while searching for gems in the ...

Medieval Mining in Sri Lanka

Because of environmental concerns, miners use medieval techniques.

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Right Stone, Wrong Price

Ron meets with a local gem dealer in Sri Lanka, looking to ...

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Climbing Down the Mine Shaft

Diane proves she will do anything to find the stone.

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The Fabled City of Gems

Ron and his team hunt for sapphires in a Sri Lankan market.

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