Thursday, January 26, 2006

In the beginning

This all started when my husband and I were dating, and we went to a gem mine in the mountains of NC. We bought a bucket of dirt and used water to sift through and find our treasures! We had so much fun and we were hooked! We then started collecting gems and minerals. Dev learned to facet stones, and we traveled to several gem shows. As our collection and interest grew, my husband, Dev, began to sell some of the stones he was buying. Then he added gemological instruments and faceting equipment and was born!

Digging in the dirt for our buckets. This dirt is "seeded" so we are sure to find something. But it's a lot of fun and kids love it, too! (That's Dev and my niece Chelsea in the photo.)