- May 17, 2014
Living vicariously through you!Freshly returned from Tucson!
I picked up some cobalt spinel chips (just to collect), a rhodochrosite cab, Russian demantoid, hauyne, some grandidierite (camera made them go dark in the center), and an Ethiopian emerald (color is deeper IRL).
For full discretion, the emerald wasn’t from a booth but from a favorite lapidary of mine who was in Tucson purchasing rough.
I shall refrain from joining for fear of not being to control myself!For full discretion, the emerald wasn’t from a booth but from a favorite lapidary of mine who was in Tucson purchasing rough.
He (and a few other great lapidaries like @mvmgems and Lisa Elser) offer precision gems and gem enthusiast content here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Shinypreciousgems/
I love their work
Yeah that is my concern, but it looks so amazingI just moved back to Arizona so am now just a few hours away. I wanted to go but since I've never been I wasn't sure what part non-vendors can see plus I'm trying to hold back on spending money at the moment. If anyone is interested in going to one of the next ones let me know. Has anyone gone and know what parts us everyday folks can see?
Oh man, I can't wait to see what he starts rolling out.Jeff W has not posted his loot from Tucson this year yet, however, he said it was a "big haul" this year.
No Tsarvorite and no Asscher-worthy medium blue Sapphire, as I was asking for a friend if he found any!
Just as well as my CS budget is spent for this year as Jeff found me a suitable pink Sapphire for recut while he was there, whoop whoop!