The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase is a gem and mineral that takes place annually in late January and February at multiple locations across the city of Tucson, Arizona.
The key event of the Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase is the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show produced by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society. This show has been held annually since 1955 !
Susi went out there to source rough and faceted stones to bring back to our East London studio.
Whilst out there, Susi attended the Jewellery Industry Summit. Though a number of jewellery industry responsible sourcing programs exist, there's never been an industry-wide consensus on what constitutes a vision ALL stakeholders can support. Through organised participatory summits and active year-round work by dedicated volunteers, this initiative strives to encourage and facilitate meaningful, solution driven activities that continue to advance sustainability and responsible sourcing in the jewelry industry.
You can read more about the summit here.
Susi will be blogging more about her travels as soon as she kicks the jet leg. For now, here are a few snaps from our Instagram to keep you occupied.