The Academy Visits Malaysia Jewellery Show
Whilst it wasn't perhaps the most interesting show in the world, there are still amazing gems always to be found I saw these lovely watermelon tourmalines at the malaysian company Tawakkal Gems, it seems their office isn't to far away from the Academy.
I think he was the owner, but anyway, I met a lovely chap called Zakir at the booth, we had a good giggle whilst an old Chinese Aunty literally shouted to us everything she knew about gemstones and jewellery - which really wasn't very much much. She did however tell us very firmly, that rose quartz was rare, and that I was an excellent 'locksmith'. I have been told to keep dirty jokes to a minimum on a business blog, so I will not delve into my reaction regarding ... oh damn, I nearly told you!
Happy Friday guys, its time for me to hit the studio and get organised.