A tribute was held for the late Campbell Bridges during the annual International Colored Gemstone Association reception in Tucson, February 3rd. Snapshots of the life of the discoverer of tsavorite were presented by Robert Weldon of the Gemological Institute of America and celebrated by one of the largest industry gatherings ever . The Bridges family, including Judith Bridges, wife of Campbell and their children, Bruce and Laura, as well as many family members and friends flew into Tucson to attend the tribute.
Bruce Bridges thanked the ICA for its collective efforts to rally the support of the international gemstone community immediately following the murder of his father and the association ‘s commitment to the family and Campbell’s legacy. Bruce called on the international community to support the efforts to seek justice for Campbell and the prosecution of the known perpetrators.
The tribute was followed by the traditional ICA reception.