Here I am in my happy place, stood among a huge pile of rough, uncut aquamarine.

It is a bit like a scene from Breaking Bad, but instead of crack, my addiction is clearly gemstones. I cannot get enough of these gemstone factories.

Here you can see the uncut aquamarine, and then the finished and polished gemstone in all of her sparking sky blue glory.

These clever chaps in the background cut these very pieces.