Year: 2010

Season: 1, Episode: 1

Episodes: 6

Plot: James, George and their mates discover the flip-sides of the glamorous gem business, notably in the case of sapphire. Even in the affluent West, not everyone can afford those flashy stones. Yet people who mine them, like in Madagascar, perform backbreaking toil in lifelong abject poverty and for virtual pittance. Real profit is made down the road by brokers, often Asians, cutters and finally the Western jewelry business, as prices get multiplied many times.—KGF Vissers
Original Title: Sapphire
Type: episode
Year: 2010
Genres: Documentary
Original Air Date: 2010
Sound Crew: Stephen Hopkins
Season: 1
Episode: 1
Number of Episodes: 6
Episode of: Sapphire