I’ll acknowledge, it felt truly odd to be touring again and obtaining on an airplane — but I realized this excursion to Tucson was a great deal desired in quite a few techniques. I was keen to get to my spot right after not touring for 2 yrs and I wanted gems in my existence! This vacation was my very first self-sponsored one, which was exciting in quite a few approaches. For the to start with time, I had no established routine or tasks other than performing factors for Gem Gossip. I arrived all set to purchase and was hunting ahead to what caught my eye.
Prior to the excursion even commenced, things were off to a rocky get started — I had prepared for my photographer Lauren to fulfill me out there and assist capture just about every instant by way of films and photos. Her unique flight bought canceled and then I assume she rebooked like 4 or 5 new flights, with each one finding canceled at some point. She ended up getting to fully cancel her journey and I was completely bummed! The only photos and movies I bought ended up from my Iphone (proven right here) so I hope I’m not disappointing you all!
The first end of my 2022 itinerary was the JOGS Demonstrate. I usually locate some terrific purchases right here and it is seriously pretty massive of a exhibit. JOGS has this sort of a range of things, from crystal specimens, to completed jewelry both equally costume and good, carved stones, loads of beads, tough gems, completed gems, substantial display screen items and so substantially additional. I generally purchase rough Ethiopian opals here and there is a wonderful pyrite vendor that has stunning parts at good price ranges. I put in quite a few hrs in this article and truly appreciated my time. They have a different demonstrate in Tucson in the tumble as well…along with a clearly show in Palm Springs in November.
I bought some inlaid ammonites, carved amethyst skulls, loads of opals (both rough & finished jewellery), some Verde Valley agates, Mexican cantera opals (I invest in a person for my private assortment each individual yr), danburite, herkimer diamonds, and some Yogo sapphires. The sapphires are for an antique ring that I bought past calendar year that now has synthetic sapphires, which I’ll be changing. I’m excited to see how it turns out and I’ll make positive I’ll reveal the just before and immediately after on my Instagram.
I was seriously fired up to come across some malachite bowls and I bought all that I could have. They marketed out in 3 minutes of featuring them for sale. I also acquired a couple of antique and vintage items from the couple of dealers that were there. Acquiring antique and vintage jewellery sellers in Tucson is challenging and there would seem to be a lot less and much less every calendar year. Ideally there’s far more in the long term. I possibly just have withdrawals from not attending Miami and Vegas for a handful of years.
It was good to be back again in Tucson — I’m happy I created this vacation and looking ahead to subsequent calendar year!
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