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Dr Voillot Gemologist

Patrick Voillot is a graduate of the National Institute of Gemology in Paris. He also has a Doctorate in Pharmacy and is the Conservator of the mineral collection at University of Paris XI.

A specialist in precious stones and rare gems, Patrick Voillot undertakes, to satisfy his passion, expeditions across five continents, to lands which have a reputation of being “impossible” and inaccessible (Kashmir, Burma, Colombia, Borneo, Pakistan . . . and many others) and meets people who are connected by the large network offered by Precious Stones. Few are those who enter this world of precious stones. As for Patrick Voillot, he weaves his way through the largest collections and museums, and his contacts range from miners to jewelers.

Patrick Voillot shares his knowledge, his discoveries and his contacts with the public at large through various means of communication. He is the author of numerous books printed by well-known publishing houses (Gallimard, Le Pré aux Clercs, Criterion, Atlas, Hazan, Privat, Hermé, Lamartinière, François Bourin).

He is also the Writer and Director of the televised documentary series “The Pursuit of Precious Stones” and “The Great Treasures”, broadcast in more than 25 countries on TV channels that include RFO, France 3, France 5, Planète and Odyssée.

These films can be viewed in 8 languages on this site using VOD streaming.

Patrick Voillot has put at your disposal on this site, free of charge, one of the most comprehensive and best archived encyclopedias on precious stones.