SOURCE: Houston Fine Mineral Show

April 04, 2011 10:00 ET

Houston Fine Mineral Show Opens as Royal Wedding Commences on April 29, 2011

Ever Wonder Where the "Crown Jewels" Came From?

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - The third annual Houston Fine Mineral Show will open on April 29 with one of the most varied displays of semi-precious mineral specimens likely to be seen outside the confines of world-renowned museums such as the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Over 50 vendors will showcase unique and rare minerals for display and sale on April 29 - May 1 at the Embassy Suites Hotel close to The Galleria.

"With attention riveted on the royal wedding and its pageantry, the Houston Fine Mineral Show presents a rare opportunity to see and purchase some of Mother Nature's very own 'crown jewels' in their natural uncut mineral form," says Dave Waisman, the show's producer and director. "At one time the Royal Family's Crown Jewels in London were unearthed in their natural state before they were transformed by artisans and designers into adornments for crowns, scepters, orbs, swords and rings."

Established collectors, would-be collectors, jewelers, interior designers and anyone fascinated by the beauty of art created by Nature will be amazed by the stunning pieces on display and for sale at this show. Dealers representing minerals from India, Brazil, China, Tanzania, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mexico and the United States will present a variety of decorator and collector specimens such as tourmaline, tanzanite, quartz, rhodochrosite, spessartine and azurite.

Waisman is often asked, "Why collect minerals?" He explains that some collectors accumulate minerals for scientific purposes or economic benefit, but it is the beauty of nature and the artistic appeal that inspire most people to seek additions to their collections.

The Houston Fine Mineral Show will run Friday and Saturday, April 29 - April 30, from 10 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, May 1 from 10 am to 5 pm at Embassy Suites Hotel, 2911 Sage Road, Houston, TX. Admission and parking are free. For more information call 509-998-5987 or go to

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