My Fort Myers Gem Show Adventure

Sometimes the build up is better than the actual event.

What’s that saying?…

It’s all about the journey…not the destination.

Def. the case for my recent trip to this local gem show.

Fort Meyers Gem Show

Even though this gem show was a bit of a dud for me, I still found an amazing specimen…so not a total wash!

Check out my vlog of this gem show below. In it I cover:

  • Fake ruby! & story of someone getting dupes out of $5K
  • A very knowledgeable & reputable rock hound
  • Fire Quartz
  • My new fabulously large Smokey Elestial Enhydro!

It’s always fun to check out a gem show in your area…no matter what, really!

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You can click these links to see if there are any coming around soon near you:

And of course, part of any sparkly adventure is the fun of prepping for it! So, here’s a link to my post where I outline everything you need to know to gear up: Gem Show Shopping Tips.

There are also links over there to many of my yearly visits […]

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Everyone Loves Blue Minerals. Right?

See...I'm on a blue mineral kick at the moment, b/c I got really excited when I found out what the 62nd Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show ® for 2016 Theme is. Can you guess? "Shades of Blue: Minerals of the World" I love Blue Minerals. ♥ I mean...can you think of any Blue Minerals you don't love? Today we're going to specifically dive into this blue ocean: Covellite Chalcopyrite Blue Quartz

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Want to know how it all began? How I started working with Crystals

Transcript of the video:

First, I want to tell you about a couple of things.

A lot of you ask me about crystal skulls.

We actually get pretty in-depth into that in my Advanced Crystal Master Course. A magazine that I subscribe to Rock & Gem, in its August 2014 issue, had a really good article on crystal skulls called Art or Artifacts.

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They tried to keep it relatively based in fact so that you can get a good overview as far as what’s what with the crystal skulls (giving you the facts) & then you can make up your mind from there. So, I thought that was a good article & I wanted to bring that up and tell you about that.

Then there’s the gem shows! The Tucson Gem Show is held every year in the end of January-February. There are some great online resources for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Fossil Showcase. They always have different things that are happening.

Sometimes the major places, the meeting spots move from spot to spot, but generally around all of Tucson; there are Gem Shows happening all over the place. And […]

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Sparkly Highlights from the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2014

Hola Sweet Pea!

I’m back from the 2014 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show & I believe I’ll be rollin’ out Tucson video footage of one kind or another for a couple of weeks here.

In addition to basking in the energy of so many lovely crystals & choosing some very special pieces to come home with me, this year I got to meet several inspiring “Crystal People!”

I met up for a scenic tea & coffee overlooking Beautiful Tucson with 1 of my fav. Crystal Authors, Philip Permutt & his wife Lynn & Crystal Priestess (OK, I LOVE that…don’t you?) LoriAAndrus. Such a lovely get together & what an honor. You ‘ll see our photos togehter along with so many lovely crystals as I did spend some time sorting & organizing all them into an online album here for you to see…if you’re interested:

Photo album

I’ve been attending this annual event for years now specifically to search for the most exquisite crystals in the world for all my GORGEOUS SPARKLY Crystal Hotties & I tell ya…it somehow gets better every year! Due to several mining reality shows […]

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