Munich Show 2012

Last Updated: 29th Oct 2012

I've just returned from the Munich Show, the largest mineral and gem show in Europe - here's some of my favourite things from the show. I also did an article on the mineral dealers and displays here, on mindat.org.

The theme of the show this year is Africa, and Paul Wild had a significant display of African gemstones within the main display.


Gem Display



Namibian Tourmaline



Tourmaline from Namibia and Mozambique



A 178.86 carat Tsavorite from Tanzania



A 754.12 carat natural colour Tanzanite



Indicolite Tourmaline from Namibia



Beryl from Madagascar



Spessartine from Nigeria and Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania



We had a chat with Pala Gems' Bill Larson, sitting here in the mineral dealer area



Ambra Greco were one of many dealers with amber jewellery



Gemstones were available throughout the show, many mineral dealers had rare gemstones too now


A special section to promote Brazilian gems and dealers had an excellent display of Tourmaline from the Santa Rosa mine.


Tourmaline



Tourmaline, largest 26.50 carats



Rough terminated Tourmaline crystals



Tourmaline



Tourmaline



Tourmaline


Heavily included diamonds can sometimes still be interesting as jewellery items.


Included 'Galaxy' diamond



Slices of diamond Trapiche



Rose-cut diamonds



Rough diamond jewellery!


I had a positive discussion with Gyrstones.com, a gemstone marketplace website. Hopefully we will build up a good relationship between our two sites


Gyrstones.com


Finally, I found my mineral friends Kristina Bode and Ed Loye having some sneaky private meeting in the middle of the gem hall, far away from all of the mineral people. I promised them I would not upload this photo on mindat.org


Kristina and Ed


More show news soon!





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