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Hello, I\'m off and on a member here...I love the information this site provides

My boyfriend and I are gem and mineral dealers in St. Louis. He\’s been collecting and dealing for over 30 years and I recently joined him for the past 5. I have a jewelry making background and he has his masters in Geology. We love rockhounding and going to gem and mineral shows all over.

I am hoping to learn more about Gems, shaping, and working them as well as identification. We get asked a lot of times to help identify gems and it would be nice to say \”xxx\” with 100% certainty. We also just recently purchased a cabbing flat lap and I would love to use it more efficiently.