Friday, January 29, 2016

#TucsonGemShow #TBT Tucson 2015 - a few of my favorite things....

One of my most favorite thing is the new format of the Tucson EZ-Guide: 



A unique new engagement ring from Lord at the JCK Show:


This flirty earring featuring brushed metal as the gem from Sophia By Design:


The fabulous woman owned and operated Porini Gems:


Alishan never disappoints...loved his mask like pendants:



I always look forward to the latest beasties from ZORAB:



Over at the To Bead True Blue Show - Hot Cakes ROCKED!


I loved the glittery necklaces from Firefly Designs:


The raw gems of Jewelry by Kia:


...and these crazy man-made beads that seemed to have a light within!



In the big tent - GJX - Jefferey Bergman had these amazing sapphires along with his incredible collection of Trapiche Sapphire:


Rob Lowe had gorgeous bi-color and watermelon Tourmaline:


I shared a table with a woman who through this gem to me and asked if I knew what it was (FYI - it was the size of my thumb!): 



At AGTA my first stop is always PrimaGemsUSA:

Zoisite

Mint Tourmaline that turns pink in black light

The incredible Chi of Galatea tells us about the Momento Pearl
A NEW Leslie Weinberg Design

Erica Courtney Earrings and Csarite Ring



One of the newest shows...the new Glass only show! 


The Pueblo Show at the Riverpark is definitely a favorite...John Dyer's booth in the tent:


Marco with Gems In Gems:


Maury and Aisha introducing the featured speakers at the Mineral Lecture Series:


...and what a fun and educational series it is....


The always inspiring Aisha Jan of Rocksaholics

It is always a fun evening but bundle up!

 Just a little bit of the stunning Aquamarine that Rocksaholics brought to the show:







...at the Gem Mall




I got to meet my Facebook friend Ajay!

 Over at the Tucson City Center Hotel (InnSuites), Dinosaurs roamed the earth:


 Museum quality skeletons filled rooms:


Upstairs above the lobby is a designer showroom that will amaze you:


 At one of the Special Events for the Fine Mineral Show at the Westward Look, I met the incomparable cutter Victor Tuzlukov


...at the show:




A small sampling of the museum quality pieces this show attracts....








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