Last Wednesday I attended a meeting of the Gemological Society of Cleveland Ohio. I was overwhelmed and delighted by the amount of information and sharing by the group. There was a couple that attended that own the jewelry store Different Facets Jewelry, they had just been to the Tucson Gem Show and brought lots of gems for show and tell. The current head of the gems and minerals department at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was there along with the previous head of that department. We talked about all kinds of gemstones and had a specific talk on Jade and how jade is made of several minerals and has a huge range of different chemical make ups.
I was very excited to hear that they plan a group trip to the Tucson Gem Show, I need to get on that boat!
There was also mention of a trip in Ohio, where they go pan for gold. What fun!
I learned so much, some was over my head but they were all so friendly and said to ask questions.
The meeting next month will be Wednesday June 13th at 7pm in the library of the Natural History Museum. All are invited to attend, your first meeting is free.
(Image is of Chinese Jade Buttons found on Wikipedia.)