This year’s Denver Gem Show was another fabulous year, with all of the same dealers and several new ones to explore. I found some great new stones this year, which always makes the show worth going to. I never know just what l’ll find or what will entice me. This year was no exception in fine quality crystals, gemstones, minerals, beads and jewelry. I came home with boxes and boxes of glorious new treasures from Mother Earth.
It takes days and days to unpack all the new stones. This year I set up several tables outdoors on my deck and laid out and unpacked all the goodies. The stones enjoy being outside in the sunlight, and so do I. It’s a slow process, sorting, organizing, pricing and admiring these natural beauties. So many of the new stones are from countries all around the world. They come packed in newspapers from their country of origin. Too bad I don’t read Portuguese as many of my new Quartz Crystals came from Brazil. It’s so funny to try and read the advertisements.
A small portion of the new crystals and gemstones will go on my web site, I’m adding new stones everyday.
The rest will be sold at Crystal Classes, Trunk Shows and my own showroom in Big Pine Key, FL. The yummy gemstone beads will be incorporated into jewelry designs, many of which are one of a kind.
This year’s acquisition includes some old favorites- all sizes and forms of Amethyst. Everyone loves Amethyst and it is a must have stone. This year I purchased a nice size table top Amethyst Cathedral along with small deep purple Amethyst Clusters and single points. I re-stocked Selenite, a favorite for melting away blockages. I found several beautiful Crystal Balls, one has a small crystal growing inside of it. Very special indeed. I found lots of different stone massage wands, wonderful for relieving tension. The bead list includes yummy purple Sugilite, Sunstone, Moonstone, Larimar, Turquoise, Seraphinite, Kyanite and so many more.
There were several brand new stones added to my collection this year. Some very special healing stones which I hope to write articles on as soon as I get them ready for sale. Stay tuned for information on Ventifactos, (also known as Bell Stones), White Moldavite, Auralite and Shungite from Russia.
From large to the very small, each stone is hand chosen with love and care. With so many stones to look at, it is a labor of love to hand pick each stone. I saw a bumper sticker on a car this year that said, “Rockalcoholic.” I think that fits me. I can hardly wait to next year’s show!
Looking for a new stone? Email me, maybe I have what you are looking for.