I’m helping an excellent friend in his effort to semi-retire in the
American Southwest. Hopefully his semi-retirement will mean he gets
to go to Quartzite AZ and find more cool stuff!
Keith has been collecting gemstones for almost 50 years and some
things will be from long gone locations, other stones will just be
his special picks from the thousands of carats that have passed
through his hands over time.
This is the Top Drawer Collection Destash. [topdrawerdestash on
Keith has something to add:
I have collected an amazing amount of hand selected stones and beads
over the 45+ years I have been involved in minerals and fossils etc.
These includes some things where I collected the rough and either
cut it myself or had it cut in either India or Mexico. I used my
knowledge of rare stones, odd colors, cuts, and quality as I
collected, produced or bought materials. I have set up and sold my
gemstones and beads at the major wholesale only shows in this country
from Tucson, AZ to Minneapolis, MN to Franklin, NC.
I almost always selected the most exclusive items for my inventory.
As Vickie and I go through inventory, which will be a long time, we
base our prices, as was done at the shows I sold, on the knowledge of
the current markets, and the rarity and knowledge of stones.
Most of the items have not been seen by the public since 2006 when I
closed my last store. Even in a 1500 SQ ft store with 27 jewelry
cases most of this inventory was packed away and only pulled when
Pricing in Top Drawer Destash is and will be based on these factors
and they will run from wholesale to very sharp pencil as I am willing
to let things go.
Hope you can join us.