Tag: Gemstones

Tourmaline in Tucson

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The stone to know before you go When you’re #JCKTucsonBound, you’re already expecting to be delighted by a number of gemstones, both known to you and brand new. Arizona is practically synonymous with turquoise, so you expect that. You’ll be looking forward to sumptuous sapphires, regal rubies, and you can bet you’ll be oohing and aahing over opals. Most exciting for some is the prospect of finding a gemstone that prompts the question, “What is that?!” Somewhere in between those categories is the mighty tourmaline, a gemstone tried-and-true but also surprising—there always seems to be a new variation, a new…


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Full Circle with Aaron Furlong

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Jewelry has been a part of Aaron Furlong’s family since 1940, so it was only natural that he got into the family business! After earning a graduate gemologist degree from GIA and completing a six-year apprenticeship in California, Furlong set out to create his own brand, which we know as Aaron Henry Designs. His award-winning pieces have captured the attention of many in the jewelry world thanks to his fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. We are anxious to see what he will be showing in February at JCK Tucson! In this week’s edition of Full Circle, Furlong shares with…


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Design of the Times: Atelier Zobel and John Atencio

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Design of the Times

It’s never too early to begin the countdown to JCK Tucson! I’m getting excited already: the setting at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass resort, friends, gems, and beautiful jewelry all against the singular backdrop of the Tucson landscape. The designers exhibiting at JCK Tucson this time represent an intriguing cross section of design veterans with an established vision, and emerging artists spreading their wings. Kicking off 2017 in the desert is sure to be memorable, so register here and don’t miss out on a single part of it! Peter Schmid, Atelier Zobel One of my favorite places at JCK Tucson…


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