For me though, this year the Tuscon show was about me having fun with my friends. I was looking for any stone BUT IF I found one or two that caught my eye, yes I would purchase it.
And to that end both of those goals were met.
I went to the following shows: Pueblo/River Park Inn, The Hotel Tucson, and Kino Sports Park for some specimens for our mineral collection and I was able to pick up some tools and just a few stone for me to eventually make some jewelry out of
With my jewelry friends I was able to attend the AGTA and GJX shows. I am amazed at the quantity and value of some very high end gems. Plus I get to help them spend their money and learn along the way.
Here are pictures of what I came home with.