August 16, 2019

After having a booth at the largest gem show in Canada for 22 years, this was only our second time coming up as visitors. We closed our shows in 2017 to concentrate on our gallery and our stores as many of you know, so it was naturally a little bit strange being on the other side of the booths. Nonetheless, we had a wonderful time catching up with our old friends (both dealers and guests), and enjoying the vibe of this great show. 

Hope you enjoy the pictures of our visit:

Wee hours of the shows opening, the hungry crowds came early. This is the hill connecting the 2 arenas that make up the gem show

Valeri and Jonathan

Hey guys!!

Cool new found Halite crystals from Saskatchewan

New discovery Sapphires from BC. Similar to the Russian Sapphires from Miass, Urals, which was my first mineral hunting trip with my parents when I was 5 years old

Awesome raffle prize, hand made Canoe made from birch bark, made by the masterful local natives

In case you didn't know, Bancroft is a geocaching capital of Canada

Picking up some silver findings from our friends Sylvia Findings, who came all the way from Vancouver for this show

Elena hard at work

Unique locality, Amethysts from Newfoundland

Saying hi to our friends from Sudbury, Ed and Ruth


Outdoor dealers

These prices can also be seen here, not just Tucson and Munich. World class Oligoclase here!

Our tradition before the drive back, some Kawartha Ice cream....yummmm


Look forward to next year Bancroft!!


The Russian Stone team