Meet Our 17th Birthday Guests

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Gemporia - the world's longest-running jewelry channel - has been bringing the world's finest gemstones to your TV screens for 17 whole years, and we're celebrating with our biggest event ever! We'll be welcoming our treasured guests on-air throughout, where they'll be launching incredible new collections and entertaining us with their fascinating stories from their lives spent in the jewelry industry. Learn a little more about each of our guests here, then follow the link at the bottom of the page to see when they're on-air.

Toby Cavill

The vastly experienced Toby has spent many years in the gemstone, jewelry and prospecting world, and we couldn’t be more excited to hear his fascinating stories during the event. Umba Valley Zircon, Rose Apatite, Blue Moonstone and Russian VSi Diamond are just three of the jewels Toby will be sharing his knowledge on.

David Troth

Our gemstone expert David will be present throughout the event with a stunning selection of gemstones and collections, including Cape Champagne Diamonds, Argyle White Diamonds, Black Jade, Moscow Eggs, Burmese Ruby, and so many more.

Jake Thompson

Gemporia’s purchasing director Jake will be with us throughout the birthday, taking us through some of his favourite finds of all time. These include Russian VSi Diamonds, Burmese Ruby, Mahenge Spinel, Ethiopian Opal, Panjshir Emerald, Watermelon Tourmaline and Grandidierite, among many more.

Glenn Lehrer

We’re delighted to welcome Glenn and his incredible gemstone art back to the show. Look out for Glenn’s Cosmic Obelisk, Man in the Moon, QuasarCut and Matrix Obelisk collections, along with the exciting launch of his brand new Seven Point Star collection and the much-awaited return of the TorusCut design.

Mariusz Gielo

Mariusz will be joining us for some exciting new Baltic Amber showcases as he talks about his extensive experience with this ancient fossilized wonder and what it's like working out of Gdansk, Poland - the Amber capital of the world.

Rudi Wobito

The Snowflake Cut by the Wobito Bros has proved incredibly popular since it launched, and we’re delighted to welcome Rudi to exhibit some new designs featuring the unmistakable artistry of the cut. He'll also be on hand to introduce new designs in the Alpine Cut range, and the Coated Snowflake Cut collection too.

Yianni Melas

Gemstone adventurer Yianni will be with us to showcase exciting new pieces of Aquiba Beryl™, Gem Jelly Aquaprase™, Boutique Aquaprase™ and Cherry Blossom™ Morganite jewelry, whilst entertaining us with his legendary gem hunting tales. Look out too for the launch of Yianni's newest collection, Mansanite™.

Charlie Barron

Sixth-generation Pearl dealer Charlie is back with us for some extraordinary shows during our 17th birthday event. Join us for your chance to own world-class Pearls from the southern seas and for Charlie's fascinating first-hand tales too.

Ian Harebottle

Former TanzaniteOne and Gemfields CEO Ian Harebottle and his son Dan Harebottle will be joining us for some spectacular Csarite® shows during the event. Join them for a peek behind the curtain at the remarkable mine where this gemstone is sourced - the only place in the world where it has ever been found.

Hattie Houston

Hattie will be bringing her latest Destello fashion items to our screens during the birthday celebrations. Tune in for all the best styles and looks for the coming seasons - there really is something for everyone.

Steve Bennett

Our founder and CEO will be bringing his enviable knowledge of the rare jewel Tanzanite to our birthday bash as he hosts a Founders Tanzanite special show on Monday 18th October at 3pm ET.

To watch the show or find out more, head to the pages below.

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