Much of the country is currently experiencing a dreaded polar vortex (to those waking up to record low temperatures, stay safe and hang in there!), so it makes sense to be yearning for a trip to the desert. Even when it’s chilly, there’s something about its arid climate and beautiful scenery that warms you from the inside out. So it’s pretty convenient for many of you reading this that JCK Tucson is happening very soon.
From February 6–9, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, some of my very favorite jewelry designers and brands will be bringing their best jewels and gemstones to the show floor, which just happens to be located in a place much warmer than where I am now.
Imagine a morning hike through the desert, a day spent discovering impressive designs and rare rocks, and an evening under the stars. I must be a glutton for punishment, as I myself won’t be heading to Tucson, so I am apparently either setting a scene that’s helping you to anticipate your arrival or driving you mad with longing (I sympathize!).
The good news is that JCK Tucson and its surrounding gem shows are just a finger’s swipe away (the climate isn’t, but iPhones are only so advanced these days). I’m excited to see what the big finds are this year as my colleagues and industry friends readily share their discoveries. For now, enjoy this sizzling preview of JCK Tucson—these are some of my favorite pieces sent in from the sparkling list of talented jewelers that will be on hand at the show this year.
For more information on the upcoming show, visit jckonline.com/tucson.
Top: Dancing Emeralds earrings in 18k yellow gold with 8.33 cts. t.w. irregular checkerboard-cut emerald slices, 1.82 cts. t.w. moonstone, and 0.12 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,905; Alishan