Friday, November 14, 2008



Last year around this time a friend and I were at a jewelry store and we noticed this woman with a lot of loose stones (precious and semi-precious) that she was having mounted in various settings. She mentioned that there had been a Gems Exhibition the previous week in Beijing and that’s where she had bought hers. We took note and promised ourselves we would go the following year. Well the time has come and that’s where we ended up yesterday:

The expert at work

*that’s “I love” in French which rhymes with ‘gems’ (just making sure everyone gets the pun!)