The world comes to the dessert.
I just returned from Tucson, AZ where the largest gem show and sale in the world happens every February. It is fascinating to see beautiful minerals, rocks and of course precious gemstones that originate in every corner of the world. People from all over the globe come to sell their gems, fossils and specimens. Every time I attend I am overwhelmed at the variety, selection and sheer volume of everything jewelry. I always find new and different stones to inspire my creativity. Here are a few of the wonderful things I picked up and plan to make into new jewelry designs.