Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tucson Gem Show Purchases . Part I

Carol & I landed at the Anchorage airport last night around midnight.  We had a fabulous gem buying trip to Tucson followed by an equally terrific visit to Scottsdale.  All together, we were gone 10 days.  It was a great way to spend Carol's milestone (50th !) birthday.

Now it's time to share some gem photos with you!  The primary gem in the photo is a strand of gorgeous London Blue Topaz briolettes.  Above you can see part of a strand of large labradorite briolettes.  

From top to bottom, here are quartz (whiskey or cognac) brios, deep turquoise apatite brios and long, large prehnite brios. (See this post from last year to hear about my theory of the variety of quartzes)

Stay tuned -- tomorrow, I'll share some more gem photos.


Diane said...

Looks like a great trip with many good finds. I was getting a little concerned about you & Xena. Didn't realize you left town. Glad you're home safely!

Orion Designs said...

Thanks so much for your concern Diane! Xena stayed home with her dad and she is doing much, much better.

PoleStar Jewelry - Handcrafted said...

Oh lovely!!!! I can't wait to see more!

Pricilla said...

I have been waiting to see what you brought back.
I was so envious of your trip...I hope you felt my spirit there with you!
Love the topaz!

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Beadwright said...

Hi Vicki, 10 days in AZ. buying beads. Just how lucky can one girl get, or should I say two. Nice buys. Glad you are home safe and sound.

ShinyAdornments said...

Swoon. Ya lucky duck. Glad you had fun!!