Shopping The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Posted by on February 06, 2012 . 0 Comments.

Tucson gem and mineral showImage if this picture is of one booth what a tent the size of two football fields full of booths like this would be like to shop for jewelry and gemstones!

I shopped nine hours a day for three days and found some of the most incredible jewelry ever.

An experience like this makes me reconsider the need to travel to foreign countries to find exotic jewelry. I bought from vendors from Tibet, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, China, New York and Arkansas, Africa, just to name a few.

I'm not sure which was more rewarding the purchases I made or the people I met! I know I say this every time but this was one of the most special buying trips I've ever made.

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The above pictures are of some of the treasures I saw. This teapot is gold plated with gemstones and cost $4,600, sorry I didn't buy it!

And then there were the people! This man was a grocery sacker (left). These are our friends from Delhi (center). And this adorable little girl's parents were our favorite vendors from New Jersey (right).

Some of my Tucson Treasures are pictured below.

Last update: September 17, 2013

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