Tucson Gem Show – Crystal Heaven (behind the scenes)

Tucson Gem Show – Crystal Heaven (behind the scenes)

Blog version of the Crystal Zone Podcast Episode #4 (recording 6) - Tucson.mp3 (first week of March, 2020) INTRODUCTORY NOTE: this blog is the transcription of a podcast that was recorded in early March - two weeks after I’d gotten back from Tucson to Boston - and two...
the Big Apple: juicy (and sometimes rotten)…something for everyone!

the Big Apple: juicy (and sometimes rotten)…something for everyone!

PART ONE - SETTING THE SCENE When I was new to Boston (nearly 30 years ago), I wanted a Massachusetts Avenue address - and then a "foot" in the Back Bay. All towns have their "it locations" - and I've lived and worked (specifically had shops) in a few: Harvard Square...
Crystal Pricing – it’s in all the eye of the beholder

Crystal Pricing – it’s in all the eye of the beholder

PART ONE - the principal of it I joined the Boston Mineral Club recently, and overheard one of the elder gemologists say "unlike in most industries, there's no standardized system for pricing minerals." A lightbulb went off for me. Of course, I thought - that's so...
Facebook for Crystals

Facebook for Crystals

Facebook for Crystals You know how people say: "I'll Facebook you" - it's a turn of phrase, a language unto itself. My title is apt, then...it's like "French for hello!" In this case, I'm talking about how Crystals are "done" on Facebook. About this I'm no expert, but...