Sunday, January 31, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
At the 2010 TGMS Show, BlueCap Productions will be screening all of their films throughout the entire show on the floor of the Main Convention Center itself!!!
They have moved their booth to 01E - which is in the South-West corner of the Main Hall. This will allow us to project our films onto the West Wall of the Convention Center - right above the South West Lounge.
...and will be screening titles such as:
- What's Hot In Tucson (from 2007 to 2009)
- Capturing the Minerals
- Golden Age of Minerals
- Perspective of the Woman Collector
- Mineral Artist: Jeff Scovil
- New Crystal Hunters: Pala
- The Minette Collection
- New Crystal Hunters: Arkansas
- Eberhard Equit: An Intimate Talk
- Clips from our new Thumbnail Series
We're excited about this new feature coming to the TGMS show and we want to thank the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society for allowing us to screen these great films.
If you're going to be in Tucson, stop on by our booth to say hi (we're going to have a few more surprises at the show) or just take a break in the lounge and watch some mineral magic.
Friday, January 15, 2010
The class will take place on site at the To Bead True Blue Show. Students must check in at the main registration desk for classroom assignment.
To guarantee a spot in class all students must preregister through this website. Check the class title for the date and time to make sure that you have registered for your preference as there are 4 different sessions of this class.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to meeting you in class.
Tucson Tip - at $20.00 per class this has to be one of the best learning deals at the Tucson Gem Shows to register go to the Beaducation website.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
- ISG Free Seminars in the Cholla room starting at 8am
8am - 8:50am PEARLS: Latest market news by Julie Salvetti
9am - 9:50am Evaluating Rough for value and cutting by Larry Heath
10am - 11:30am Forensic Gemology: How to become a gem treatment sleuth to protect our industry by Robert James
- ISG Free Seminars in the Cholla room starting at 8am
8am - 8:50 Insurance Appraisal Tools by Jason Mendenhall
9am - 9:50am Inside the Chantaburi Gem Markets with Dave Fortier
10am - 10:50am Create an eCommerce Website in 2 days for under $200.00 by Lisa Brooks-Pike
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Chemical Formula: ALO(OH)
Chrystal Structure: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 6.5-7.0 on the Mohs' scale.
Refractive Index: 1.70-1.75
Zultanite Gems, LLC offers consumers more ways to collect this one-source only phenomenal and rare gemstone via their new website.
There are now even more convenient ways to acquire the exotic gem Zultanite. But still only one place in the world produces this sultry jewel; ancient Turkish Anatolian mountains. In different lighting, the delicate green transparent gem transforms itself into a soft raspberry to champagne hue. This exciting and relatively new jewel is avidly collected by the connoisseur and knowledgeable jewelry lovers worldwide.
Now Zultanite Gems, LLC makes it even easier for all collectors to acquire this rare stone. It is still available either loose or mounted. But many jewelers have stressed that this special gem needs a thoughtful and creative setting. In response, Zultanite created a luxurious collection of jewelry designed by Alberto Parada, Dangler Studios, and others now available through retailers or on their website.
Only one site in the entire world mines Zultanite, but the updated website it's easier than ever for the trade and consumers to access this beautiful must-have gem. Visit the new website: www.zultanite.org and browse the jewelry collection. This stand-out jewelry offers the beauty, rarity and value that stimulate sales with your buy-shy customers. The pricing is stable through the website or at retail. So consumers have more ways to collect Zultanite, and retailers are provided with broader sales opportunities.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Mr. Dyber’s first prize winner is a 113.24 ct. Aquamarine. Utilizing his signature lapidary techniques: “Dyber Optic Dish” ™ and now his newest technique the “Photon Phacet” ™ the Aquamarine was designed and cut so that it reflects optical illusions in three dimensions. It was completely cut by hand on equipment built by Michael in his New Hampshire studio.
This year's theme was “Long Live the Reflection”
The pieces could be unmounted gemstones, gemstones in finished jewellery (in this case only precious metals were allowed), gemstone objects and gemstone sculptures.
“This award represents another step forward in my endless pursuit of infinite gem designing.” says Michael.
“The 40th German Award for Jewellery and Precious Stones, Idar-Oberstein 2009” is presented by the Federal Association of the Precious Stones and Diamond Industry, in the German Capital of the gemstone industry, Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
see: http://www.bv-edelsteine-diamanten.de/files/schmuckpreis.htm for more information.
Each year, artists, lapidary artists, jewelers and designers from around the world compete for this coveted award.
In February, Dyber was awarded a Grand Prize, in the 2009 AGTA Spectrum - Cutting Edge Competition, at the AGTA Gem Fair Tucson 2009. The first place winner was an 89.79 ct Aquamarine, and was cut utilizing his signature lapidary techniques: “Dyber Optic Dish”™ and the “Photon Phacet” ™
Mr. Dyber’s ever changing collection of signed original creations can be seen at his booth at AGTA Gem Fair Tucson 2010, Booth 106, Feb. 2-7, 2010.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Books for Gem Lovers!
John Koivula, Ron Ringsrud, Richard W. Wise
Basic - Intermediate. Authors of recent new and revised Gem Books discuss their works.
Tucson TIP! Did you know that you don't always have to pay for a first class education? In Tucson the AGTA Seminars offer some of the finest speakers in the Industry - free of charge!!! So find a seminar that appeals to you here and I'll - See you at the Show!!!