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.