Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tucson Gem Show Purchases . Part IV

I know for a fact that Brandi is not bored by these photos, so I'll continue, if only for her visual enjoyment.

There was a serious lack of quality carnelian, peridot and iolite in my stash.  I fixed it with these strands you see here.  Both the peridot and iolite are larger than those I usually see.


Now for some honey colored chalcedony and smooth labradorite briolettes.  Can't seem to get enough labradorite.  Anyone else have that problem?  I'm sure I'm not alone.




Now for the biggest splurge of all (right after that London Blue Topaz).  These sapphires are gorgeous and range in color from a traditional blue to greens to golden to pink to almost crystal clear.  I have no idea what I'll do with them ... yet ... and no, you can't have any.  They're all mine.  Mine.



There are plenty more gems, but that's it for the photos of them.  I hope you enjoyed the show!

5 comments:

Anji Gallanos said...

Vicki it's been so much fun living vicariously though you! Your purchases are amazing.

Pricilla said...

The iolites are stunning...

with all due irony my catpha is gracia

ShinyAdornments said...

Yup yup, man those are some super lovely iolite briolettes.

le sigh.

I can't wait to see what you use all this stuff in. You must be close to gemmy overload. I can imagine all the fondling that is happening at your house. LOL

Beadwright said...

OK Vicki, so you are telling us you won't share at all???? boo hoo hoo.

The buys are awesome!!!!

Nicole/Beadwright

Brandi said...

There's more and you're not going to share photos?? Gah! Such a teeease. Not everyone gets to go to Tucson, ya know. :p