Image Map

Sign up for newsletter and special offers

What to do with a Crystal & Gemstone Collection?

May 2, 2009

Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball

I think I may have found a new sideline to my work- “Crystal and Gemstone appraiser“.
All this week  I’ve been helping a friend sort through, identify and price a large crystal and gemstone collection she recently acquired. She came to me and asked, “ What do I do with this amazing  Crystal collection my friend needs to let go of?”  I knew I could help and have some fun at the same time.
The collection contains a wide variety of beautiful gemstones and crystals which need pricing so that they can be re- sold. We have been sorting through many polished stones as well as rough mineral specimens like Malachite, Chrysocolla, Apache Tears. When a large perfect Aquamarine crystal turned up I knew the previous owner was a serious collector as this one stone is valued at more than $400.00. Mix in some Tourmalines and this gemstone collection is quite valuable.

 
We’ve been oohing and ahhing as we unwrap each new precious treasure. These gemstones have been hidden away  for years and are now welcoming the bright Florida sunshine and sea water baths.  We are getting them ready so they may find new owners who will cherish them.
 
 In exchange for my time I’ve been able to choose some treasures to keep for myself.  I uncovered a really unique piece of gem quality Lepidolite, something I’d never seen before.  This one will stay in my personal collection. Along with some stunning pieces of Danburite.  I was surprised to find a black Shiva Lingham.  Most of the Shiva Linghams I see have the unique markings on them, but this one is all black and beautiful to hold.
 
The original owner of this collection was into spheres.  There are all kinds and sizes of gemstone balls, including this rather large Crystal Ball. It needs two hands to support it.
Its been a fun week rolling my hands through pounds of tumbled stones, holding perfectly clear crystal wands, finding water bubbles in Smokey Elestials and gazing into crystal balls.
 
Anyone else need a crystal appraiser. I’m for hire.  Will trade time for treasures….

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Image Map