AGTA is always interesting with lectures, demonstrations, some seriously high end gems and jewelry and interesting exhibits. I did forget to take picture of the exhibits. This year they had some of gems and jewelry from the Smithsonian Institute. The gorgeous and huge Logan sapphire was just one of the treasures in the exhibit.
We walked across the street to the GJX show. There I visited some of my favorite cab cutters Donald K. Olson. They're from my neck of the woods in Bonsall. I went in search of some interesting cabs for a friend of mine in England and I found a couple including this cool black and white fossil coral.
Next up was the Pueblo Show at the Riverpark Inn. I had to visit Yaushing Gems since they have very reasonably priced gemstone, half drilled drops. Here are some of the drops.
And here are the wonderful people who helped me as I searched for drops for myself and a friend in Australia.
We then wandered around the show and saw these amazing gemstone things.
|Bowls made out of semi-precious gemstones|
|My mom and a giant crystal|
|Tom Schneider and me with some of his gorgeous rough gems|
We made another visit to our favorite turquoise guys (Nevada Turquosie) to say hi to dad! Since I didn't get a picture when we visited with Shellbone earlier in the week I took one today.
And that's all folks! It's time for this chick to hit the sack. Later gaters!