Gem Hunter Tony Diniz returns to Rocks & Co.


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<img src="/images/tony.jpg" border="1" hspace="4" align="right" />Rocks & Co., is delighted to announce that Tony Diniz, renowned gem expert, lapidary and colourful raconteur, will be making another special guest appearance this weekend. Tony will be on Rocks & Co. Saturday 28th March (Midnight, 3pm & 5pm) and Sunday 29th March (5pm & 9pm). He will be giving viewers the opportunity to know the whole story behind some of the gorgeous gemstones available at Rocks & Co.<br /><br />Brazilian Tony Diniz has been in the gemstone industry for over 12 years, but how this began is a story in itself. Tony’s grandfather lived in the small town of Santa Luzia not far from where Paraíba Tourmaline was discovered in 1989. So it’s no surprise that fond memories of Tony’s childhood are his grandfather’s colourful gemstone stories and their expeditions to local gemstone mines. Little did he know that these boyhood experiences would become the foundations of a successful career.<br /><br />Tony’s professional association with gemstones began in earnest as a business graduate working as an assistant gemstone buyer with one of Brazil’s largest gemstone companies. Modestly recalling that his “only qualifications were a passion for gemstones”, Tony was soon buying rough and cut gemstones throughout South America worth millions of dollars. After 12 years in the industry Tony has many achievements under his belt. He was one of the first people involved with Mozambique Paraíba Tourmaline; he found significant quantities of some of the world’s finest Kunzite while on adventures in Afghanistan’s Kunar Valley; and was the first to present Blue Fire Opal to the world, right here on Rocks & Co.<br /><br />Don’t miss Tony Diniz this weekend on Sky channel 642 and Freeview channel 49, where he’ll give you the story behind the gem. Do you have a question for Tony? Either text him on 82222 (just put STUDIO followed by your question) or e-mail <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.

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