As sping approaches, I plan visit to the GIA’s museum in California and a couple of museaums on the east coast. I am looking for good homes where my Laurellites will be safe from heating. I think it is unique that such an important gemstone to science should be pushed to the edge of exstinction because paraiba type material from Mozambique is so valuable.
I have been doing most of my posts on Gemology on Line, to try to reach the biggest audience I can. But there is good news for this home. I hope to have more high quality pictures of my new tourmalines by this time next year. My friend and photographer is retiring from his real job.
There is more interesting tourmaline rough available on the market and more excitement in the air. It is still much more expensive, but the quest for color in tourmaline goes on.