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“Give me your pants, I’ll sew them for you”

Now, I'm not always the sharpest tack in the box first thing in the morning, but I do know how to put my pants on.


November’s Blog: Imperial Topaz

Now you too can have long life.. beauty.. and.. intelligence.. and all just by wearing a Topaz above your heart! Well, that’s what they believed in ancient India.


My first night in Brazil

A night in Brazil
'warning.. may contain content not suitable for young children"
not really... well, maybe just a little


25 Years Later!!!

There are things that come into our lives that leave an impression. It can be an event, a place, or even a thing, that burns into our memory. And, even though we might not think of it for years, it remains.

For me, it's often a stone. Usually an exceptional one. One such stone has a very unique history, my Reddish Pink Imperial Topaz.


Passports Please

Aerolineas Argentinas is a name that I will remember for the rest of my life.. I don't often get scared, and when I do, it seldom lasts. But, one trip home from Brazil remains the one time that I was petrified for nearly 15 hours straight.

It was in the mid 1980's and I was still a relative new comer to excitement. Roger and I had had a very successful buying trip, one that took us from Rio Grande de Sul in Southern Brazil buying Amethysts, Belo Horizonte for Tourmalines and Ouro Preto for Imperial Topaz, not to mention Rio and Sao Paulo. We were feeling pretty proud of ourselves as we sat in the Rio Airport.