Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tucson Gem Show Purchases I

Our fabulous tour of Arizona ended with 5 days in Tucson for the Gem Shows. In all honesty, that was a bit too much time given the budget I have. I spent a little more than I should have, but that's ok. It was great fun as usual.

Now it's time to share some of the gemmy goodness I found there.

Top to bottom: faceted black spinel, bronzite (or bronze agate -- couldn't really understand what the guy said) and the exact moonstone briolettes I was looking for!

Next up: smooth carnelian, marquis shaped little amethysts, beautifully faceted citrines

And: sweet little lapis cubes ( I really like this shape) and lapis blocks, drilled across the top, to be used as pendants

I have more photos that I plan to spread out over several blog posts, so stay tuned!


Patty Woodland said...

I have some lapis cubes too. They are fun.

The other look like you will be having fun!

BJewelryBox said...

ohhhh beautiful gems Vicki! I'm waiting for the Rings&Things show on March 3rd....until then, I'll just drool over the pretties you got. :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Very nice beads. Glad you had a good time and was able to get some AZ sunshine.

Brandi Hussey said...

All of your purchases are stunning, Miss Vicki! Definitely loving the chalcedony from the other post.

I think if I were ever to go to Tucson, I'd only go for a day. I'm far too crazy a shopper to try for anything longer - who knows what kind of dent I'd make in my checking account if I'm left unsupervised for long!