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 shade, a new form. It’s one of the most pleasing gemstones because of its massive variety, and jewelry designers do the most marvelous things with it. Here’s a little preview of the tourmaline treasures awaiting you at JCK Tucson, courtesy of a selection of our talented exhibitors.