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By Joe Naiman
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Berry wins Best Single Lapidary Work award

 

Last updated 8/6/2018 at 6:05pm

Elizabeth Cheathem photos

This four-color stone, carved by Meg Berry, is the Best Single Lapidary Work award winner at the San Diego County Fair's Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry exhibit.

Rainbow's Meg Berry was given the Best Single Lapidary Work award at the San Diego County Fair's Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry exhibit.

Berry received the award, which was determined by the exhibit's judges, for a four-color tourmaline stone which weighs 147.02 carats and was mined in Nigeria. The stone also won first place in the One Carving, Professional category. The 2018 San Diego County Fair theme was "How Sweet It Is"; Berry named her entries after candy and called the four-color stone "Skittles".

"I feel it's one of my best carvings to date," Berry said.

The tourmaline has red, green, an...



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