Omigosh: Never have I been more ready to get on a plane departing the Northeast! Temperatures have been in the 20s all week (though today is a balmy 30 degrees), so I am ready for some southwest sun! I’ll head first to Centurion Feb. 1–5 in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday, then drive down to the Tucson gem shows (including the new JCK Tucson Feb. 3–8) on Monday afternoon. This is one of my favorite show weeks of the year for its unassuming nature and camaraderie among attendees, in addition to all the cool finds and great buys available at the 40-plus shows scattered around Tucson. Follow me on Twitter @jenniferheebner for live show updates, on Instagram @jenniferheebner to see some of the cool pieces I’m seeing, and check back on the blog starting Monday for information about pieces debuting at the shows. And if you’re going be in Tucson, feel free to drop by any of my seminars:
Making Fashion Part of Your Store at JCK Tucson in the San Xavier room on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m.–3 p.m.
The New Looks of Silver at JCK Tucson in the San Xavier room on Wednesday Feb. 5, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Pearls and Fashion at AGTA in the Graham Room on Thursday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Now here’s a peek at 14 finished jewels featuring colored stones that attendees can see in person next week.
New colored stone line features stacking rings, hoops in 18k white, rose, or yellow gold with oxidized cobalt chrome and sapphires and tsavorite. Retail prices range from $190 to $2,300; Sarah Graham Metalsmithing at JCK Tucson booth No. L12
Fluted solitaire pendants in 18k gold with 2.4 ct. citrine and 1 ct. t.w. diamonds and in palladium with 2.5 ct. tourmaline and 1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,800 and $2,400, respectively; Erik Stewart at JCK Tucson booth No. L15
Eye ring in 18k white gold with 5.81 ct. oval-shape tanzanite with 2.4 cts. t.w. rubies, $6,250; Loretta Castoro at JCK Tucson booth No. L29
Pendant in 18k gold with 7.45 ct. rectangular, checkerboard-cut mint blue-green tourmaline with 0.58 ct. t.w. diamonds, $12,000; Gem Platinum/Jeffrey Daniels Unique Designs at Centurion Salon 602
Necklace in 18k gold with 119.63 cts. t.w. spinels, mandarin garnets, peridots, amethysts, and zircons, $175,000; Jeffrey Bilgore at AGTA booth No. 1111
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