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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Gem Show, Part 1

I went to a local gem show yesterday and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and selection I found at several booths. I'm going to separate my findings into a couple of posts; first, I'm going to show off the gorgeous cabs I bought, most of which are available for custom orders.

rhodolite garnet cabochonRhodolite garnet cabs
Top: 6.5mm x 8.5mm; 2.27 carats
Bottom: 9mm x 13mm; 5.72 carats

green tourmaline cabochonCalifornia green tourmaline cabs
Upper left: 9mm x 16mm
Right: 8mm x 10mm
Lower left: 10mm; 3.83 carats

labradorite cabochonLabradorite cab, 19mm x 30mm

labradorite cab blueLabradorite cab, 14mm x 22mm

labradorite cabochon blueLabradorite cab, 10mm x 18mm

aquamarine cab cabochonAquamarine cabs, 8mm

pink green tourmalineBi-color California tourmaline cab, 10mm x 14mm; 8.23 carats

blue tourmaline cabochonAfghan blue tourmaline cab, 11mm x 13mm, 8.7 carats

charoite cab cabochonCharoite cabs
Upper left:11mm x 14mm
Right: 9.5mm x 13.5mm
Lower left: 10mm x 16.5mm

afghan blue tourmalineAfghan blue tourmaline cab, 8mm x 10mm, 3.55 carats

California pink tourmaline cab, 7mm x 9mm; 2.75 carats

California pink tourmaline cabs
Left: 6mm
Right: 8mm x 10mm

California pink tourmaline cabs
Upper left: 8mm x 10mm
Upper right: 10mm
Lower right: 7mm x 9mm
Lower left: 8mm x 10mm

Amazing Oregon sunstone cabs
Upper left: 8mm
Upper right: 7mm
Lower right: 7mm x 9mm
Lower left: 7mm

These labradorite cabs didn't actually come from the gem show, but they arrived in the mail yesterday and they are fabulous!


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gosh!! They are magnificent. Love the Labs and the Garnet is simply insane!!!

Linda said...

The pink tourmaline are stunning, and while it is a color I usually don't go for, the green are too.

I am starting on my first silversmithing class tomorrow and I am so excited. Your work has been a big inspiration.

Airdrie said...

Wow how lovely! I've been hunting for some Charoite cabs that 19x14 size and came across your blog. Beautiful stuff :)
I really want to take a silversmithing course. You've inspired me to go find one straight away!
Cheers, Airdrie