Pearls Shine in Tucson

The members of the annual Friday morning pearl walk organized by GemGuide advisor Lois Berger experienced the changes first hand. Dealers representing each of the major cultured varieties—Akoya, Tahitian, South Seas and Chinese Freshwaters—were reporting good sales. This stood in …

Tucson and Beyond

With better than expected attendance and serious buyers, Tucson exceeded expectations for most gem dealers. The high end is still strong but the middle is slowly coming back. Red, pink, and lavender spinel colors all drew big attention. Lesser known …

Tucson Gem Show 2010

The Tucson Gem Shows are widely regarded as a reliable indicator of the strength of the colored stone industry. In all the years that this author has attended, I cannot recall another year where so many in the trade have …

Tucson 2007- Closing Time

When the early February temperatures hover around zero here in Chicago, even the unseasonably low fifties that greeted us as we arrived in Tucson were a welcome relief. We accepted them knowing that Tucson never disappoints. By mid week, the …