Best Show of the Season: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

May 22, 2011

Just got home from the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show – WOW!!! It is so good to see this show in SoCal again – thriving!This show has always been one of the most popular shows in SoCal.  The last couple years have seen it change locations,…

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Best Show of the Season: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

May 22, 2011

Just got home from the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show – WOW!!! 

It is so good to see this show in SoCal again – thriving!

This show has always been one of the most popular shows in SoCal.  The last couple years have seen it change locations, canc…

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Exotic Gems, Volume 2: 400+ Photos of Gems!

May 17, 2011

Exotic Gems, Volume 2:   How to Identify and Buy Alexandrite, Andalusite, Chrysoberyl Cat’s-eye, Kyanite, Common Opal, Fire Opal, Dinosaur Gembone, Tsavorite, Rhodolite & Other Garnetsby Renee Newman, GGThese Exotic Gems book are fast b…

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Exotic Gems, Volume 2: 400+ Photos of Gems!

May 17, 2011

Exotic Gems, Volume 2:   How to Identify and Buy Alexandrite, Andalusite, Chrysoberyl Cat’s-eye, Kyanite, Common Opal, Fire Opal, Dinosaur Gembone, Tsavorite, Rhodolite & Other Garnets
by Renee Newman, GG
These Exotic Gems book are fast becoming my…

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American Opal Society Welcomes Meg Berry

May 16, 2011

The other night I was lucky enough to be able to catch Meg Berry as she addressed the American Opal Society in Orange County, CA.”Meg Berry has been a lapidary artist working in the gem and jewelry industry since 1974 and has earned over a dozen A…

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American Opal Society Welcomes Meg Berry

May 16, 2011

The other night I was lucky enough to be able to catch Meg Berry as she addressed the American Opal Society in Orange County, CA.
“Meg Berry has been a lapidary artist working in the gem and jewelry industry since 1974 and has earned over a dozen AGTA…

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Book Review: Creating Glass Beads: A New Workshop to Expand Your Beginner Skills and Develop Your Artistic Voice

May 14, 2011

Creating Glass Beads: A New Workshop to Expand Your Beginner Skills and Develop Your Artistic Voiceby Jeri WarhaftigLet me start off with  – this is a Lark Jewelry & Beading Book from the folks at Lark Crafts!  Why is that statement …

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Book Review: Creating Glass Beads: A New Workshop to Expand Your Beginner Skills and Develop Your Artistic Voice

May 14, 2011

Creating Glass Beads: 
A New Workshop to Expand Your Beginner Skills and Develop Your Artistic Voice
by Jeri Warhaftig

Let me start off with  – this is a Lark Jewelry & Beading Book from the folks at Lark Crafts!  Why is that statement so importan…

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"All That Glitters"…Have You Booked Your Trip To San Diego Yet?

May 11, 2011

San Diego Museum of Natural HistoryI have always been a big fan of Rough and Cut Displays – this is where my camera battery died – so I switched to video…if it goes by to fast, hit pause!Some amazing Opals in the exhibit:

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"All That Glitters"…Have You Booked Your Trip To San Diego Yet?

May 11, 2011

San Diego Museum of Natural History

I have always been a big fan of Rough and Cut Displays – this is where my camera battery died – so I switched to video…if it goes by to fast, hit pause!

Some amazing Opals in the exhibit:

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