October 02, 2019

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

Hi there!

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

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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 

Morganites!! stunning

Concentration at its finest


Look at these Aquas

So happy :)))

Not exactly a "pocket stone"

Rubies in Zoisite from Tanzania

Beautiful Larimar!

Very nice 

Left or right??

B grade Brazilian Emerald crystals

Picking up rare Xenotime crystals from Brazil

Cheers!! Can't wait to come back next year.


Petrov team