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Gem & Jewelry Articles from JOGS

KCT Implex and Gems at JOGS 2012 April 12th, 2013

We have the pleasure here of speaking with Rajeesh from KCT Implex, a Bangkok firm specializing in semi-precious and precious stones. Due to a limited amount of time, we only had the opportunity to discuss a few of his stones, but even such a short chat brings out some interesting information. Our conversation focused mostly… Read More

Joryel Vera Premium Sterling Jewelry Collections April 11th, 2013

In the world of jewelry retailing, there is a huge variety of choice, and a myriad of price points to consider. At the annual JOGS Show every February in Tucson, the world’s buyers find ample selection. For those buyers looking to purchase ‘fashion’ jewelry, but hoping to avoid the label and quality of ‘costume’ jewelry,… Read More

Buying Quality Native American Jewelry with Indian Touch of Gallup April 10th, 2013

Here we get to speak with one of the better known large dealers of Native American jewelry–Indian Touh of Gallup, represented by Mike Aish. After many years of bringing their wares to the Tucson Gem Show, and four of those years exclusively with JOGS, these folks have shown they really have what it takes to… Read More

Top Quality Opals from Grand Opal LLC of Australia April 9th, 2013

Every year at the Tucson Gem Show, treasures from the ‘land down under’ are brought to JOGS, and among the finest of these are those brought by Grand Opal Pty Llc of Sydney, Australia. Ronald and Edwin Chen, the two family members we were fortunate to speak with, take a few minutes to discuss the… Read More

World’s Largest Aquamarine -120,000 Carats! April 8th, 2013

We had the great pleasure of viewing what is considered the worlds largest aquamarine, a gem weighing an astounding 120,000 carats. Brought to JOGS 2012 during the Tucson Gem Show, this gem was shown to us by its discoverers and owners at BMG NY, a firm based in Pakistan. Discovered in 2010 by one of… Read More

A Buying Guide for Turquoise with Sunwest Silver March 30th, 2013

Ernie Montoya started Sunwest Silver years ago, and has built it into one of the world’s largest turquoise suppliers, with six mines of its own, and over 30 different varieties of turquoise in stock. Famed throughout history, this beautiful blue stone has had a special place in the hearts and minds of the Native American… Read More

Fine Points of Lapis Lazuli with Mr. Shah from Khyber Stone & Empire Gems March 29th, 2013

Mr. Qaiser Shah from Khyber Stone–a subsidiary of Empire Gems–is perhaps the best person in the world to discuss lapis lazuli with. When Mr. Shah is not at the international gem shows-here we caught him at JOGS 2012-he is traveling back and forth between Germany and Afghanistan, preparing a brilliant selection of stones for the… Read More

Le Stage Minerals Presents Fine Amethyst from Uruguay March 28th, 2013

Mr Tambucho, a fine and charming man, is one of the finest guides to selecting excellent amethyst. His expertise arises from many years of working with Le Stage Minerals of Uruguay, one of the world’s top producers and the possessor of the world’s largest amethyst specimen. Every year JOGS brings Le Stage to Tucson for… Read More

Blue Mountain Turquoise Features Artisan Created Knives March 27th, 2013

One of the more interesting ideas that we’ve come across at the JOGS show in 2012 was the matching of a homes’ stone decor to the items used in the same room…for example, Blue Mountain Turquoise explains how stone left over from your kithen’s countertops can be turned into handles for sets of knives–raising them… Read More

Abdul Gardezy’s ‘Brilliant Design’ and Fabulous Gems March 21st, 2013

Of course, we were very pleased to get a few minutes time with Abdul Gardezy of Brilliant Design, a jewelry designer extraordinaire. Perhaps the best term I can think of for his work is ‘over-the-top classic jewelry’ and when you see the amazing stones he has incorporated into his work, the phrase will be easy… Read More