You may already have an established colored stone business and routinely purchase these gems from suppliers or at trade shows. Or you may be just venturing into this arena, hoping to build the colored stone inventory in a new or existing store. Either way, you probably could stand to improve your colored stone buying skills. The annual winter gem shows in Tucson, Ariz., present a great opportunity for a quick education in colored stones. Charlene Fischman, owner of Northbrook Jewelers in Northbrook, Ill., says Tucson is “the place to go for meeting colored stone dealers and learning. I use this show for my loose color needs and JCK Las Vegas for my mounted color needs in jewelry lines.” Learning by buying. The best way to learn is by getting out into the trenches and buying. We gain valuable experience from both our successes and our mistakes. I remember making a risky investme

This content is exclusive to JCK Pro subscribers. Subscribe now to access this and much more with discount code GOPRO21 for $199 for an entire year of access (reg. $249).


Already a JCK Pro? Log in

A JCK Pro subscription is your all-access pass to people and resources on the
cutting edge of the retail jewelry industry, from the industry authority you
know and trust

Learn about the Perks of JCK Pro

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out