As we design and work at the bench, we inevitably want to include more gemstones. Yet, which comes first—the design idea you want to enhance with a coloured gemstone, or the gemstone you want to design around?
It’s no secret 2017 was a confusing year for most vendors in the gemstone and jewellery industry. Let’s take a closer look at how these changes affected the happenings in Tucson, the heart of the gemstone selling business, this year.
When I joined a small group of gem dealers and researchers embarking on an adventure to Mandalay and the magical mining area of Mogok in Myanmar, I couldn’t help but share in the sentiments of Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem, “Mandalay.”