I managed to take some more photos today and I'm still not done with all the sorting and cataloging of my new gemstones.
Dark pink chalcedony and bright green onyx, both in a generously sized briolette.
Convex cut whiskey quartz briolette and some petite rutilated quartz brios. These smaller stones will make great earrings. The definition in the rutiles is amazingly clear.
Beautiful moonstone with plenty of flash and some really large labradorite briolettes.
While I visited some of my regular suppliers in Tucson, I was very pleased to find three new vendors. Not that they were new to Tucson, just new to me. The variety of stones available in Tucson always amazes me, as does finding a new vendor anxious to do business with a one-woman operation such as mine. A friendly dealer who is willing to spend time answering my questions makes for such a pleasant experience. Sometimes that personal touch really goes a long way in developing a good working relationship. They know I'm not a huge customer (like a bead store in a big city), but they know I'll be back next year.
Tune in tomorrow for even more beautiful gem photos. Then maybe I'll share some photos from the Desert Botannical Garden in Phoenix.