We’re having a blast here at the AGTA GemFair in Tucson! The show floor is busy and we find ourselves cleaning the glass on our cases way more often than last year!
“There is a really positive atmosphere at GemFair this year,” stated Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Buyers are looking for new and interesting
gemstones along with restocking best sellers.”
We second that notion and have seen a lot of action in our Alexandrite and spessartite garnet cases. We’ve also seen a lot of matched pairs of rubies leave, hoping to make their way into necklaces and rings.
We’re also participating in the new “Preferred Pricing Program”, launched at this year’s show. The program rewards AGTA retailer members with a discount on all their show purchases.
There’s also been lots of fun outside of the show, with events like the AGTA Future Leadership Committee Mix and Mingle and everyone is looking forward to tonight’s event, GemJammin’ at the Hut. This annual event benefits Jewelers For Children and brings together the jewelry and gemstone industry’s best musicians and singers.
Please stop by our booth #401 to see all the new and exciting gems and pick up one of our 2012 calendars!