As consumers and designers alike continue to prioritize the ethical mining of metals and gemstones, I have encountered more and more individuals interested in adding stones with Canadian origin to their collections.
The Tucson gem shows have yet again struck our hearts and wallets. Each February, the city comes alive with tourists and professionals alike, converging to gape at the fossils, crystals, jewellery, and oddities that line the streets in need of homes.
Discovering new varieties and new gems is always exciting for jewellers and for our clients. Customers get to have more choice, more colours, and a bigger price range Even better are the cases where the discovery is a new variety of an existing stone.
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.