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A Guide to Jewelry Trends this Holiday Season

Who doesn’t love unwrapping a beautiful necklace or opening a tiny box to reveal a lovely ring? During the holiday season, fine jewelry seems to become that much more desirable as you search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Our December Fine Jewelry auction is a perennial favorite with customers, and we had the feeling that this year’s sale would be great. Still, it’s hard to know exactly what the feeling in the room will be, or which jewelry will take off until the auction begins. This time, the auction floor was packed, and we all felt excitement in the air. Customers came from all over the world to preview the sale, ready to compete aggressively for the highest quality jewelry.

Top 3 Stars at the Tucson Gem Show: Moonstones, Pearls, and Spinel

The Tucson Gem Show attracts gem dealers and jewelry professionals from all over the world, including professional gem cutters from the Idar-Oberstein region in Germany, stone dealers from India, and dealers in Chinese freshwater pearls. This year, it was 17 degrees below zero in Tucson, Arizona—the lowest temperature on record! A lot of the vendors set up in tents outdoors, and they all sat around huddling. Despite the cold, it was an excellent show, and gave me a glimpse of what’s going to be “in” for jewelry this year.