On Tuesday my wife Tracey and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Don't worry I've heard all the prison sentence gags going! I wanted to whisk her away to Venice or Rome but she persuaded me to drive down to the Champagne region of France and stay in a fairytale chateau complete with moat.
I'm not sure what makes me feel older being 50 or being married 25 years, either way both are landmarks of sorts and I count myself fortunate to celebrate both.
Saturday night into Sunday, Debs Flint and I will open the event at midnight and then I'll be returning with Gary Rockman for Mexican Magdalena Fire Opal at 5pm and Nepalese Kyanite at 7pm. Then at 9pm I'll be joined by Laurie Wickwire for an hour of Premier Tanzanite.
I've of course chosen my favourites from each hour and this Gem Day after all that rowing – I've pushed the boat out! Choosing gorgeous big bold designs including the highest price point of the day and the only AAAA tanzanite of the day.
I'll leave the links to my top picks below and you can look at them at your leisure if you wish.
Hope you can join me at some point in what is set to be an amazing day's viewing on QVC.
Dale's Gem Day picks: