All, I have not sold a stinkin’ colored gem all year with the
exception of pearls. Usually I would be dreaming about a trip to
Tucson about now, but at this rate I won’t need to go. So, is there
a gem right now that is really selling well? I am really asking
this to the retail trade. (I have a question for wholesale
suppliers below) I understand that turquoise is very trendy right
now. Not that turquoise fits in with my style of work, nor do I do
trends, but, being as isolated as I am from the retail trade, I find
this subject fascinating.
To all you wholesale dealers, what gemstones are there out now that
are a real value? If I were a gemstone collector and wanted to add
to my collection, what would be a real steal right now? I know
tanzanite went through the roof a few years ago and then plummeted
in the wake of 9/11. Has it recovered? Are there other stones that
are getting a lot of press lately?