Color Fast: A Look Inside the AGTA GemFair 2015



Get up to speed on the gem market Feb. 3–8 at the AGTA GemFairWarm weather is one reason to head to Arizona in February, but for gem lovers, it’s hardly the only one. Anyone with a love of stones knows the American Gem Trade Association’s GemFair takes over Tucson at the beginning of this month, drawing buyers, sellers, and collectors of the highest order to the Southwest.This year’s event features some of the most beautiful rocks around, a number of which can be envisioned in designs on-site. CEO Doug Hucker says AGTA has expanded its CAD pavilion to include five firms in order to accommodate shopper requests.To copromote the trade fair, AGTA has teamed up with local restaurants; buyers who patronize six select eateries and show their GemFair badges can choose either a free cocktail or a free dessert. (Dinner vouchers for a lucky few will be given away on the show floor.)Also re
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