I'm going to Tucson! In fact, here's a fun fact, I happen to be leaving one day before I would have left last year to fly over seas to Florence, Italy but don't worry, this time I won't be gone near as long!
I am headed to one of the world's greatest treasure hunts that people come from all over to hunt for jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, collectibles, rare treasures and to find the best bargain. I will be working the Tucson Show at Gary Wilson's booth at G.J.X. I have the most fun working with Gary and the crew and learn so much about the stones. I usually end up with a tray filled with way more natural cabochons (Cabochon: a stone with a flat side to set in jewelry) than I can afford. It is so hard to put them back and usually takes hours to days for me to finally get them down to fit the budget.
Let me hunt for you! This year I thought I would extend the option to you to tell me what you want me to look for. For example, maybe you love rutilated quartz and you have always wanted a piece of jewelry with that stone in it? Or you love a certain ring design I have made but you would want a different stone set in it? For a $50 down payment up front I will find you your perfect stone or gemstone! Then, when I get home I will begin to create your bespoke piece of jewelry! All you have to do is contact me with the following information:
1. Type of stone or gemstone by name, color, shape, or etc.
2. Size of stone (Shape if necessary)
3. What type of jewelry: earrings, necklace, choker, ring, cuff, bracelet, etc.
4. Budget for the amount you would like to spend on the stone
5. (Optional) Best way to contact you that you respond to quickly. I would love to send images of the stones I pick to insure that it is what you are looking for.
(Once I am back we will talk design and what your budget wight be.)
I have always loved the search and would love for the opportunity to treasure hunt for you! Just copy and paste the list above to give me the information I need and I will begin scouting out the perfect stone for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have! You can reach me by heading over to my contact page.