I went to the mini fall Tucson gem show and came back with a few goodies . For you bead/jewelry artist the latest trend is AB finishes , large gem stones and HOT is Pearl chalcedony! I have started to list these on my new etsy shop bisbeebliss. Also for those into turquoise my favorite is sleeping beauty from the now closed mine in Globe AZ . Since the mine is now closed it is harder to find. I splurged on a faceted string of A++++ grade and the color is stunning !
Yummy AB facet cut large gems
sleeping beauty !