Our annual trip to Colorado for the Denver gem show was a great success. Seeing our old friends, meeting new ones, and of course gem hunting - who can complain.
Hope you enjoy our picture summary:
Wonderful Gypsum crystals on Amethyst from Brazil
Makes you think you are in the Amazon - beautiful hand-carved birds in Amethyst geodes
Mmmm Opals of all sizes, brought a lot of these candies home with us
Special order - Nigerian Phenakites, check them on our Phenakite Etsy store, ranging from $15-200 per piece
Couple gorgeous Emeralds and Tourmalines from Colombia and Brazil. I am bargaining hard here for the price.
Newly found Pyrrhotites from Kosovo
Our new friend Muhammad Ali (no joke, but Ali is his first name), supplying us with some exotic African gemstones
Phosphophyllites from Bolivia, got a handful of these for our clients :)
Oof, some big reptiles
Beautiful Sugilites, oh so expensive, but a must have
Rubies, Tanzanites, Emeralds, you want them? I want them!
World class Cavansite specimens from India
Val sorting through Opals - and some beautiful Ethiopian Emeralds in his hand we picked up
Gorgeous Hematite and Rutile in Quartz cabochons
2kg of gem Rubies - of course I am happy!
Fluorite from United Kingdom. Cluster and facetted pendant - just beautiful!
Pretty Bolivian Sulfur crystals
Elena picking out Opals
Where would you wear that? The gym maybe?
View from the rooftop patio at our Airbnb. That's downtown Denver in the background! Beautiful!
Beautiful Kunzite crystal from Brazil
Not a bad way to spend the evening - love this place!
Waiting for our shrimp...yummmmm
Familiar flag...that's right, the theme of the mains how this year was Canadian minerals! Many friends flew in for this event.
Almost from our back yard :)
Val and I sorting through 40 year old stock of Brazilian Alexandrites. They haven't been seen by anyone all this time, but still had to sort through it to pick out nicer crystals with good color change
Hard work sitting in the sun, 35 degrees celcius
Made a new friend from Italy - picking up some genuine Coral
Elena wants this by her bed, why not?
Breakfast, what a day to start the day with this view
Concentration at its finest
Look at these Aquas
So happy :)))
Not exactly a "pocket stone"
Rubies in Zoisite from Tanzania
Left or right??
B grade Brazilian Emerald crystals
Picking up rare Xenotime crystals from Brazil
Cheers!! Can't wait to come back next year.