Yesterday I had the privilege of doing a stone cutting demo at the Silvera Jewelry School in Berkeley, CA. In between demos, there was socializing and gem sales to be made. It was my first time doing a demo, and my first ever gem sale; I was flying high on adrenaline the whole time!
I'm still digesting the experience. I'll write more and post some pictures soon. Above is a nice stone that sold at the show. So long old pal.