The Sonora blooms with color in February. These shows offer some of the best selections.
1. The Gem & Jewelry Exchange (Feb. 4–9, gjxusa.com) at 198 S. Granada Ave. hosts U.S. and overseas dealers with fine goods—like this necklace with gray diamonds, Tahitian keshi pearls, and black diamond beads.
|2. Look for everything from finished jewels to gem carvings at the Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Expo (Feb. 1–16, jgmexpo.com).|
|3. The Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show (Jan. 31–Feb. 12, pueblogemshow.com) has both fossils and gems, like this 10.71 ct. faceted sunstone.|
|4. The JOGS International Exhibits 2014 Gem & Jewelry Main Show (Jan. 30–Feb. 10, jogsshow.com) is a great source for bead strands.|
|5. The American Gem Trade Association GemFair (Feb. 4–9, agta.org) boasts the city’s finest selection of gemstones, like these 18k pearl and diamond earrings.|