Wednesday, May 25th
Happy Wednesday, Gem World! Lots of new arrivals at my desk today.
Zak, The Slab King, has been slicing and dicing some new material for me to work with. Argentinian Rhodochrosite, Burmese Maw-sit-sit, South African Sugilite, Silver ore from Ontario Canada, Russian Euidalyte, and Malagasy Labradorite. The cabbing rough section will be transformed over the next few months as we dive into Joe's stashed cabbing treasures that have been patiently waiting for Zak the Slab King's arrival.
Additionally, I received a tub full of Blue Opal wood cabochons from Garut, Indonesia. I'll be sorting through them looking for my favorites to sell on social media and prepping sets for sale on our website and for our auction.
Last but not least, Facet Rough! I received a large number of prepped Moissanite singles. This diamond simulant will be available for purchase in four sizes - 7, 8, 9, and 10 mm's - in our rapidly growing synthetics collection.
A handful of vivid teal and aqua Helenite Glass also arrived on my desk today. It is claimed to be man made glass from the volcanic ash of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. It was actually the first finished stone that I ever personally cut and I enjoyed the material and story of it.
There you have it, Gem World. Now it's time for me to get to work so they can find their way to your desk.
Rock Hawk, Out.