More Tucson show-and-tell

By on February 21, 2014
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by Judy Ellis,


Tip for February 21, 2014

Today we follow up our Wednesday post with more of our loot show-and-tell! Here are a few more of the beautiful things that some of our staff members brought back from Tucson.

Heather’s Loot:

Labradorite Cabochon wrapped by Albina Manning Rough Sugilite


Rosette Cuff and Bangle Bracelet from Eva Sherman

Dinosaur Bone

Now we want to hear from you! What amazing loot did you bring back with you?

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    Linda Olsen

    February 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    This was my 7th journey to Tucson, and I was all over that town. I went to the Fossil and Mineral Coop on Oracle and saw the brontosaurus Rex which was for sale. I bought trilobites from Utah. I went to the Tucson Showplace where I probably spent the most on Ocean Jasper because it’s quantity is dwindling. I bought lots of specimens for my customers who are collectors.
    I went to the dealers in the interstate frontage road and bought crystals of lithium from Brazil. I also got some wonderful pieces of citrine. I noticed that China is producing much fewer drilled gemstone beads. I bought some really good citrine.
    I splurged on a 20 pound specimen of aquamarine. It is from Brazil, and will remain a specimen. There was a lot of aquamarine this year.
    My husband is producing a video of our adventures, and it will be on my web site soon. I have videos from past years on there now.
    Here’s looking forward to next year. Linda Olsen

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    Shirin Designs

    February 21, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Lovely. Especially that dinosaur bone. Just wow!