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Gemstones From Around The World

October 18, 2015

I recently returned from a buying trip at Denver International Gem & Mineral show. Shopping at the Denver Gem show is like taking a trip around the world.  I visited gems dealers from all corners of the globe, many who hardly speak a word of english. They bring with them amazing and exquisite mineral specimens in all sizes and shapes.  This year was no exception.  Its like visiting a fine Mineral museum.  In fact this show is where many buyers from museums come to find additions to their collections. Some of these gifts from the mineral kingdom can literally take your breath away.

labradorite

labradorite

Here is a list of just some of the things I purchased.
  • Seraphinite, Charoite and Shungite from Russia
  • Labradorite from Madagascar
  • Nuummite from Greenland ( 3 billon years old)
  • Lapis from Afghanistan
  • Blue Kyanite from Brazil, amazing blue blades
  • Rare Orange Kyanite from Tanzania
  • Malachite from Africa
  • Black Tourmaline from China
  • Larimar from the Dominican Republic
  • Polychorme Jasper, beautiful variety of colors from Madagascar
  • High vibrational Quartz Crystals wands from Brazil
This show is so much fun not only to buy treasures but also to take in all the beauty that Mother Earth has to offer us.

citrine

Large Citrine

There are tables and tables, row upon row of gemstones of every color, shape and size, from the smallest facted  Columbian Emerald to a 20 ton Citrine Cluster from Brazil.
 I purchase the majority of my gemstone beads for jewelry making at this show.  From the gemstone bead dealers I found some Pink Kunzite beads which I’ve never worked with before.  I also found great new sterling silver Yoga designed pendants, lotus, Om and mudras.  I am excited to be able to expand my Yoga Jewelry line with these great new pieces.
I was delighted to find beautiful Larimar Beads, these are getting harder and harder to come by.    larimar-beads-1
I will be adding many of these new stones to my crystal and gemstone gallery page of my web site.  Check back often to see what is new.

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