Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tucson Gem Show: the GJX!

The other day I went over to the GJX show - this is a NOT TO BE MISSED show!  I can't say that strongly enough...it boasts some of the finest colored gems dealers with traditional and rare gem dealers, an amazing International Pavilion and the awe inspiring work of the Idar-Oberstein Carvers.

Photos aren't allowed at this show...but due to a great relationship with several dealers I have a few glimpses at some of my favorite venues.

The gorgeous Oregon Sunstone of the Dust Devil Mine - these guys are always eager to talk about their mines and new finds...their booth hosts an assortment of rough, cut gems, beads and carvings.



In the International Pavilion I ran into Poor Boy Opals...



Gem Rough, Cut Stones and some of the biggest names in the faceting world at the Lowe Associates booth...



...and did you know that there was Demantoid Garnet in California?  I didn't either until I met Shawn (I will be doing a post on him & this find later):

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