P. J. Joseph's latest work, The Book Of Oh My God Gemstones, is certainly not your everyday source for gemstone information. Instead it is one you will always remember. The author has combined his extensive knowledge of gemstones acquired through years of study and research in the international gem trade with the passion and reverence that they deserve.
The reader is welcomed into the mystical world of gems by a gemstone expert, known as the ‘compassionate boss’, who is inspired by Jesus’, golden rule: do unto others as you would like them to do unto you. His seventeen ‘precious assistants’, work with their master to spread to all who seek it, the knowledge of gemstones accompanied by a spiritual message – of kindness, compassion, self-control, creativity, and courage without hurting others, as we travel through life.
P. J. Joseph possesses over 20 years of professional experience in gem identification, synthetics and treatments, colored stone and diamond grading, and has spent many years in gemological training. He holds DgemG from the Deutsche Gemmologische Gessellschaft, Idar Oberstein, Germany. His interests include personalized training, gemstone treatments, trading, and collecting rare colored gem stones. He has shared his views on colored gemstones, synthetics and treatments on CNN, BBC, CNBC, Bangkok Post, Nation, Al Jazeera and TV9.