Friday, October 22, 2010

Gem Grade Morenci Turquoise Pendants

Here are two beautiful Gem Grade Morenci Turquoise Pendants Mark was commissioned to make by his Brother. Designs and stones cut by his Brother - finishing and setting by Mark. :)

Gem Grade Morenci Turquoise - 11.6o cts, 14.6 gms 20k gold and .60 cts VS Diamonds

Gem Grade Morenci Turquoise - 6.65 cts, 9.7 gms 20k gold and 1.05 cts VS Diamonds

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2010

This Saturday I went to my first Balloon Fiesta. It was amazing! It's one of those things like the Grand Canyon or the Great Wall of China - pictures just don't do it justice. You have to be there for the whole experience! There were at least 100,000 spectators filling a grassy field amongst the balloons during Mass Ascension. This is the start of the day where 500 balloons launch in waves.

Crowd favorites - Joey, Lilly and now baby bee. The field went wild as they launched!

I liked when the balloons were tethered filling with air and you could walk around them as much as seeing them in the sky. There was a constant roar of propane tanks.

Some of the crowd. For two hours we were all little awestruck kids.

We really could get close to the balloons! I met visitors from MA, TX, IL, Japan, Germany - you name it. Some of them come every year just for the fiesta! It is the most photographed event in the world. I know I'll be attending every year now. So special....