Story behind the photograph
Troy – Artist jeweler
Terry Love – cutting a clear sapphire
We’ve met all these people during the Festival of Treasures. My son collects stones and festivals like that are a perfect opportunity to extend his collection. This time he was after the bright, yellow sulfur and the exhibitors did not disappoint – we bought quite a beautiful specimen. Naturally it never ends with one stone thus we also got a deep blue lapis lazuli, a very bright and starkly amethyst and deep green malachite stone. The exhibitors themselves were as interesting as the stones and gems they had on offer. There was a new story at each stand but one thing was quite obvious this art belongs to patient and older people. I hope it doesn’t mean it is another dying craft.