Having successfully weathered a couple of typhoons, Jay and I are into our last week of Jewelry Television's World Tour Asia. Things have finally loosened up along the gemstone pipeline and we have done more buying in the past three days than we did in the first two weeks! With just a few days left we are nearing our goals and will come home with some surprises, as well.
Check out the South Sea Pearls above. We bought the golden, the Tahitian black, and the white. And for those who enjoy Jewelry Television's Jewel School, we bough some incredible peanut shaped and long rectangular shaped freshwater pearls that can easily be wire wrapped. These have super luster and we chose a wide assortment of colors.
One surprise was a find of unheated, all natural green apatite along with some ‘"canary"’ apatite that is
an unusually rich golden yellow color--the rarest color of that
specie. You're sure to enjoy this fine material when it arrive at JTV.
We found it difficult to get lot of fissure-filled rubies that are large and red. It seems the Indian market has gone nuts over this ruby and are buying everything in the market. We simply did not see much in the better quality.
More tomorrow about more of our finds on the World Tour Asia. Tune in to Jewelry Television to see more product as it begins to arrive, or view us live on jtv.com/live.
Until next time,