This morning we started by returning to the showroom of a vendor from Peru. Yesterday he had not finished unpacking, so the tumbled Pink Opal was still in the barrel. After picking up this beautiful pink material, we decide to go to a show we had not visited in a few years.
As we drove up, we reminisced about having to ‘tip’ the parking attendant for a spot in bygone years. Today there is plenty of parking; this show is much smaller than in the past. We walked around, chatted with a dealer regarding the altered show, and learned that many of the vendors had moved to a new location. As we walked back to the car, we passed a room with small hearts in rose quart and crystal. During discussions, the gentleman mentioned that his son had the same hearts in other material at the new location. This reinforced our decision to travel to this new wholesale show.
After registering as buyers, we went directly to their booth, where his son was waiting to show us hearts Clear Quartz, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Sodalite, Lapis lazuli, Fancy Jasper, Carnelian, Labradorite, Unakite and, for fun, man-made Goldstone and Bluestone. We also acquired puffy hearts in Howlite and Mookaite. We are delighted by this new contact and promised to return.