We went to our first Gem and Mineral Show of the season, and it was fabulous. We connected with dealers who are old friends, and met one new dealer from Brazil. He said that this show was his first on the East coast. I was blown away by what he had. I bought quite a few things from him, plus what my go-to dealers had. He had some spectacular Natural Citrines, ( I know, I know, like I needed more of those) but these are crazy. They look like water-clear dark Smokey Quartz Points… Until you shine a light on them. Then, holy mother of God, they are entirely golden Citrine inside. Rainbows, Message Plates, absolutely museum quality specimens. I may have drooled on them. I pounced on them like a rabid wolverine. I bought the three largest. Two are sold. The one in the photo is available.
He also had large clear Quartz Spheres, very clear, these are becoming increasingly difficult to get. I bought four. The largest is 5.5″. Beautiful. A dealer I buy my Smokey Elestials from brought two big beauties to the show. I grabbed them both. The larger one is 25 lbs, is also a Cathedral, with a huge chunk of blue and black Tourmaline. Wow. I also bought carved animals from him, an Amethyst Bear, 2 Turtles carved from Rainbow Obsidian, a Frog carved from black Calcite and ChalcoPyrite. Gorgeous. I bought several large clusters of Pyrite from Peru. Some jewelry… 2 Pendants of Rhodonite shaped into a long leaf, another of Ocean Jasper, and a Charoite Pendant with Peridot. All set in Sterling Silver. Some Sunstone Hearts… Palm sized Smokey Elestials, some Agate Hearts with Druzy centers and Chalcedony on the back… Wow.
I will start listing all of this over the next few days. After 5 hours on the road, and the show itself, plus my work schedule, I’m toasted. But very, very, excited. I love finding amazing beings, who seem to have been waiting for me. Our SUV was packed to the max. I took some photos with my iPad which only hints at how beautiful these pieces are, and does no justice to the Quartz Spheres at all, because they are very clear, but I wanted to give everyone an idea. So, I have my work cut out for me this week. Check the website for the new additions. Love to all, Judith