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Cecile Raley Designs — Jochen Hintze

Upcoming Vegas Show: The Culture of the Gem Trade

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Upcoming Vegas Show: The Culture of the Gem Trade

Upcoming Vegas Show: The Culture of the Gem Trade This summer marks the 9th year of Cecile Raley Designs, and in August, I will have been on Etsy for 8 years.  As many of you know, I started out with beaded necklaces, only slowly moving to more fine jewelry, but from the start, I was attracted to working with real gemstones, no glass, resin, or other materials.  I almost never buy opaque stones like agates, jaspers, or turquoise.  I like faceted, glossy, vibrant, eye catching beauty that you can spot from afar in a gem tray – or on someone’s...

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Edison Gem Show and Glowing Rocks

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On the first weekend in April, my friend Jochen Hintze came to NJ to vend at the Gem and Mineral Show in Edison, NJ. The show is organized by Marty Zinn, who also hosts the show in Springfield MA (and one in Tucson of course). The Edison show is a bit smaller but it is growing every year, so it is fun to go nonetheless. Steve from New Era Gems always vends, and you can normally find another couple...

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