As much as we wanted to start 2017 off fresh by not letting mundane tasks rule our schedule and working towards our one year plan, we seemed to have got stuck in our office doing exactly that (or at least we tried!). So here was our first trip of the year to get out from our office and gain our next inspiration.
It was our first time in Tuscon for Tuscon Gem Shows and it was an absolute pleasure to visit the world's greatest treasure hunt events that all dealers from over the world lined up all over the region. The shows were mainly minerals from rough stones to brilliant faceted cut gemstones. We found the shows were very fascinating and at the same time overwhelming because they were so many things to see in a little time. We were very lucky enough to have a group of friends led us and pointed out where to go first.
These are a mix of images from the Tuscon Gem Shows and desert shots along the roads. We started with "jump start" or satellite" shows at the surrounding hotels and motels in Tuscon (we cleared that we wouldn't be able to join the main show called TGMS because we have NYFW awaiting for us on Sunday, February 12th - our jewelry is going to be on the runway! Woo hoo!) Each year the satellite shows started earlier in order to capture the early sales and that was exactly captured our attention.
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-SP Team xo
Photographer: Jeff Jacob