I wanted to thank all of you who sent your messages of condolence and
support. It means a lot to me to have the support of the members of
this community and I appreciate each and every reply.
The loss of my partner has not diminished my passion for making
jewelry. Barbara supported all my purchases related to jewelry
making, gems, metals, and any tool I wanted, although she did have a
bit of concern about how much lapidary rough I acquired. That was
fair as I have had a bit of hoarder mentality.
My deepest appreciation to all of you, and especially Hanuman, Ton,
and Charles Lewton Brain.
Richard Hart G. G.