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Know the Stone: Moonstone and Opal

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Two of my favorite things When deciding which stone to spotlight for this edition of JCK Tucson’s “Know the Stone,” I was stuck between two that are equally mesmerizing: moonstone and opal. And then I thought, why choose? When you visit Tucson, you get jewels and scenery—so I’m combining two wondrous things, too. Both are luminous and filled with light. You’d be hard-pressed to find another colored gemstone that comes to life quite like these two—every way the light hits, there’s a new awe-inspiring scene, giving off a range of depth and color. Of course, if moonstone and opal aren’t…


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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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New Year, New Wish List

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What to see (and stock) at JCK Tucson 2018 Ready for JCK Tucson? After this preview, you’ll be pumped, primed, and packing your bags. I got a look at some of the pieces our awesome exhibitors are planning to showcase and, though it was tough to choose just one per brand or designer, managed to make a wish list of sorts—things I want, obviously, but more important, things you’ll want to see. From the clever creations of the Design Center to the global influence of the international brands, there’s a lot to love. Only more reasons to be #JCKTucsonBound.


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Desert Vibes

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Soon To Be Hot At JCK Tucson Though temperatures in Tucson are forecasted to be in the high 50s to low 60s in the coming weeks (hey, a lot could change by then), chances are, that may still be an improvement over where you’re coming from. Sure, you can leave the shorts and tank tops at home, but where heat is concerned, there will be plenty of it on the show floor. No, I’m not talking about a malfunctioning AC system (the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa promises to be quite comfortable, I’m sure of that): I’m referring…


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