To better see the remarkable faceting in the newest elements, HUGE versions were on display--tons of bling!
This party was so rocking even the bar staff were dancing along with everyone else!
Here's a neat trick: wet your raw stones to see how their natural color will be after the oils from your skin patina their surface. But take note--don't wet them until AFTER they are weighed for price! This is a strand of unpolished turquoise I bought. You can see the richer greens in the center where they're wet.
And, though the temps may not have been as high as we all hoped, there was a lot of warmth and sizzling creative energy everywhere.
There's still no place like Tucson during the gem shows!