Beckham’s Barn Rock & Gem Shop        Newsletter        December 4, 2007

Happy Holidays from Beckham’s Barn!

Christmas shopping hours are:

Sunday and weekday afternoons  -  1:00 until 6:00

All day on Saturdays  -  9:00 until 5:30

Dec. 24  - maybe in AM  - call ahead

Bracelet Earring Workshop on Dec. 8 at 9:30 AM
We have a few openings left for the last class of the year.  $40.00 fee covers all materials, instruction and use of tools to make a bracelet and matching dangle earrings.  See web page: for more details.

December Birthstones - Zircon and Turquoise 
Blue zircon, 6.8mm round, dazzling, 1.82ct...$110.00
Blue zircon, 6.2 x 8.5mm, 1.78 ct....$84.50
Honey brown, 9x7mm, 2.6 ct...$120.00
More zircons - white, light green and larger brown octagons.
Lab grown zircons, lovely London blue color available.  8x6mm oval already set in SS pendant...$21.50.  We also have earrings and rings.

Looking for something really special?  Ask Joan or Tom to show you our selection of fine Rubies, Sapphires, Aquamarine, and Black Opal. 

Large selection of beads -medium size nuggets, 16” temporary strands...$15.95.  Several strands made with small turquoise slabs. 
Drilled slab or rectangle focal beads, donuts (use our new SS donut hangers) as well as more shapes and sizes.

New!  Cubic Zirconia/Sterling Silver Finished Jewelry
Sparkles like diamonds! Circle of CZ’s on 18” SS chain...$26.95
8mm lever back Earrings...$14.85
10mm and larger pendants...$7.25 up
8mm heart...$8.95
Pear shape, octagon and multi stone pendants and earrings.

We recently restocked the spheres, from 3/4” for $1.50 up to 4-1/2” gray fossil.  All materials:  smoky quartz, tigereye, unakite, snowflake obsidian, mookaite, unakite, rainforest jasper.

Beautifully carved from quality sodalite, this sculpture of 2 dolphins with the ocean waves around the base, on a wood stand, 11” high...$295.00 

New specimens of druzy (small crystals) citrine.  Approximately 6” to 8” clusters start at $19.95.

We opened a new box of amethyst crystal clusters, good color.  Fist size pieces start at $6.95. Some good buys here.
Amethyst “cathedrals”, 8-1/2” high, good size for desk or bookshelf, excellent quality with dark crystals...$244.00.
Larger cathedrals, starting 13” high...$298.00.  See our web page: for photos.

Brazilian agate, highly polished, starting at $19.95.  
Orthoceres fossil, black matrix with white orthoceres shell...$49.95 pair.
More bookends of white quartz, sodalite, snowflake obsidian.

These look like chunks or sheets of ice, each set on a custom made wood base.  Very showy. Prices start for 5”...$24.95

Drilled from the bottom to insert a small light bulb. Approx. 4-1/2” high.
ROSE QUARTZ mountain...$24.95
SMOKY QUARTZ...$49.95 up.  Also quartz crystals and sponge calcite.

Highly polished slabs make an nice gift for Dad’s desk.  Medium and small sizes available also in beautifully banded patterns with some translucency.

Pink moonstone ovals...$15.95
Jade, 4mm, 6mm and 8mm, some faceted.  Also 14mm discs.
Faceted labradorite ovals --- 5mm peridots --- 7mm green garnet roundels --- pink and green Peruvian opal in several shapes.
Tourmaline in many sizes, shapes and colors, even black.
Lots of aquamarine in beautiful various shades, quality and prices.
Black onyx, flat pear shapes, ovals, round.
Ryolite (Rainforest Jasper) rough unpolished nuggets and smooth shapes.
New shipment of Bali, including shiny spacers and new brushed silver styles.

Coming up in January:
We are making plans to have a Silver Soldering demonstration by a local artist/teacher one Saturday morning in January.  There will be no charge but we need to know who is interested.  Get your name on the list. More later.

Come shopping with us!

Joan Beckham
Beckhams Barn Rock and Gem Shop