I went to a jewelry trade show yesterday and I found a number of great deals on some gemstones for later on in my education:

3 orange citrine rounds

3 golden-yellow square citrines

2 square amethysts

2 green topaz trillions

2 sky blue topaz ovals

a mix of small green tourmalines

a half dozen 2 mm lab created square emeralds

and (best for last…): a pair of round 3 mm tsavorites (tsavorite is my favorite stone….)

I know it will be a while before I will be putting them to use, but the deals were good and the show is only once a year, so I decided to, well, ‘strike while the iron is hot’……