The array of rocks, and geodes, and gems, and fossils that I saw today boggled the mind. I started at the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show. After parking in a gravel lot and catching a ride on a golf cart into the show at the Riverpark Inn, the first thing I saw was this astonishing array of geodes. Some as large as five feet high, some made into furniture--I have never seen anything like it.
As the day progressed, I saw things like chess boards, dining room tables, plates, bowls, cutting boards, carved animal talismans, slabs of uncut and unpolished stones, boxes and bucket and tables and tables of rocks and minerals in every color of the rainbow. I'm not sure I even knew there were so many types of stones out there. There were vendors from Australia, Russia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, and several places in the Middle East.
It was only later that I realized that I really had not thought once during that show about JEWELRY!