This story is sponsored by Midwest Stones.
It's here, the 2022 "Fiesta of Gems" is back in Culver City this weekend.
This year's theme is Amazonite, one of my favorite crystals.
Here's all the info you need to make the show:
When: Saturday, July 16th, 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday, July 17th, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
More than 40 venders will be at this show.
Items for sale include:
- Rough and Minerals
- Cabs and Slabs
- Beads, Jewelry, and More
There will also be multiple demonstrators at the show including:
- Stone Carving, Cabochon Production, and Lapidary Skills
- Free Gemstone Identification
- Rock It Science and Hands-on Demonstration
- Jewelry Making and Wire Wrapping
- Club Booth with Info About Club and Events
Amazonite is a Microcline variety of Potassium Feldspar.
Most often it is a greenish blue color, but it can be found in shades of purple, grey, green, and blue.
Amazonite was named after the Amazon where it was first found, but it can be found all over the world.
The Pikes Peak area of Colorado is well know for it's Amazonite.
Amazonite seems to becoming more and more of a desirable stone.
I think it's popularity is rising because of the metaphysical crowd.
Metaphysical people believe Amazonite soothes anxiety and brings clarity to ones life.
Amazonite is known as the healing stone as it is believed to treat fatigue, trauma, and helps to promote cellular regeneration.
Amazonite can be bought raw or cut. It can also be made into jewelry.
The show is sponsored by the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club.