Color Primer

Gem week may come and go in February, but consumers will be clamoring for gemstones all year round. Thanks to recently engaged princess-to-be Kate Middleton and actress Jessica Simpson—now donning sapphire and ruby engagement rings, respectively—2010 was a banner year for color. And with Middleton’s royal wedding to Britain’s Prince William scheduled to take place in April, more consumer requests for colored stones are inevitable.Happily for retailers, the Tucson, Ariz., gem shows offer a one-stop shopping experience for virtually every color need imaginable, including sapphires and rubies well suited to bridal rings. Headlining the 40-some shows running concurrently throughout the city in early February is the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair show at the Tucson Convention Center Feb. 1–6.For Tucson-bound retailers, there’s no better place to source these stones

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