This year’s show was more designer-focused than ever
I am well aware this is my fourth blog post about Tucson in nearly as many weeks. But if you attended this year’s gem shows, you’ll understand why. As I wrote last week, there was some interesting news to come out of Tucson. And it wasn’t strictly about loose gems. The JCK Tucson show featured more designers—both up-and-comers and veterans of the scene—than any of its previous iterations. Here are six of the best pieces I saw on the show floor.
Simply Organic bracelet in 18k gold and sterling silver with asymmetrical diamond slices, $10,800
Pendant in 18k white gold with enamel, 2.84 cts. t.w. diamonds, and 0.60 ct. t.w. sapphires, $27,000
Pendant with No. 8 spider-web Nevada turquoise in 18k matte yellow gold, $3,100 (with chain)
40-inch cable chain lariat in 18k yellow gold and patinated sterling silver with 63.37 cts. t.w. green cabochon tourmalines, 6.75 cts. t.w. brilliant-cut diamonds, 5.11 cts. t.w. sapphires, 1.725 cts. t.w. emeralds, and pearls, price on request
Chrysocolla Talisman pendant in polished 18k yellow gold with 0.16 ct. t.w. diamonds, and a bale with a singular diamond on an 18-inch adjustable chain, $2,400
Sliced emeralds in rhodium-plated 18k white gold with diamonds, $4,000