Category: Tucson Report

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…

Tuscon Gem Show 2012 Report

Tucson is the highlight in gem shows for the year. This year, traffic was down with few new products. However, industry topics such as the Burma embargo kept things lively. A new freshwater product appeared…

Appraisal Forum Tucson 2012

In Tucson, an appraisal forum was held, developed and sponsored by the California Institute of Jewelry Training and Master Valuer International. The concept was to invite a panel of appraisal experts to discuss appraisal issues…

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…

AGA Conference Report

The Accredited Gemologists Association held its annual winter Conference in Tucson on Wednesday February 4. The successful conference featured several speakers from the International gemological community. American Gemological Laboratories Vice President Christopher Smith this years…

Pearls Shine Bright in Tucson

The Tucson show is more than a colored gemstone event. One of the absolute highlights of the show each year is to examine the latest developments in the always-fascinating world of pearls. This year was…

NRC Comes to Tucson

On Friday February 8, 2008 the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) in cooperation with the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) presented an important presentation on irradiated gems in the Leo Rich Theater on the grounds of…

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…