New From AGTA GemFair Tucson 2014: Hard-to-Find Loose Goods and Gorgeous Finished Jewels

The Tucson gem shows—all 40 plus of them—represent an annual favorite experience for many, and the AGTA GemFair Tucson venue is the home base for them all. The five-day show organized by the AGTA and held at the Tucson Convention Center represents some of the most reputable gemstone dealers working with the most rare, uncommon, and cleverly cut loose goods, with a few flat-out stunning finished items worked into the mix. During the show, I live tweeted images of pieces seen on the show floor and uploaded them to Instagram, too, but here’s a pictorial roundup of highlights from exhibitors.

Diamond and emerald tiara by Pioneer Gems

Diamond and emerald tiara by Pioneer Gems

Ruby, diamond, and pearl earrings by Pioneer Gems

Ruby, diamond, and pearl earrings by Pioneer Gems

Prehnite beads from Robert Bentley

Prehnite beads from Robert Bentley

Creamsicle quartz from Robert Bentley

Creamsicle quartz from Robert Bentley

Carved citrine and topaz from Trozzo thomasatrozzo@aol.com 

Carved citrine and topaz from Trozzo; thomasatrozzo@aol.com

Paraiba ring from Akiva Gil

Paraiba ring from Akiva Gil

Azurite with malachite from Bisbee, Ariz., from Gangi Gems

Azurite with malachite from Bisbee, Ariz., from Gangi Gems

Drusy chrysocolla from the Atacama desert in Chile, stash from the 1980s, from Gangi Gems

Drusy chrysocolla from the Atacama Desert in Chile, stash from the 1980s, from Gangi Gems

Bracelets in 18k gold vermeil with diamonds from Taj. Co.

Bracelets in 18k gold vermeil with diamonds from Taj Co.

Fireball bead-nucleated Dragon Curl pearls drilled horizontally to show best luster from Sea Hunt Pearls

Fireball bead-nucleated Dragon Curl pearls drilled horizontally to show best luster from Sea Hunt Pearls

Mussel-shell nucleated pearls from Sea Hunt Pearls

Mussel-shell nucleated pearls from Sea Hunt Pearls

Mozambique tourmaline and Paraiba necklace from Sutra

Mozambique tourmaline and Paraiba necklace from Sutra

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