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Columbia Gem House Ignites Responsible Sourcing at Tucson Gem Shows

The Tucson gem shows will be CGH’s culmination of the last 18 months of various projects and the incredible gemstones that have come to life as a result.

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Columbia Gem House Ignites Responsible Sourcing at Tucson Gem Shows

(PRESS RELEASE) With forty-five years in the business and over twenty dedicated to responsible sourcing, Columbia Gem House (CGH) plans to showcase in Tucson what it means to have a positive impact in the colored gemstone industry. Navigating the supply chain challenges of Covid-19, the CGH team has been busy sourcing new materials, testing new cutting styles and continuing to partner within (and outside of) the industry to make a positive impact with their work.

The Tucson gem shows will be CGH’s culmination of the last 18 months of various projects and the incredible gemstones that have come to life as a result. You will find the brand at both the AGTA GemFair Tucson as well as the Ethical Gem Fair – Tucson with lots of new gems to explore.

AGTA GemFair Tucson (CGH Booth 1117)
Tuesday, February 1st – Sunday, February 6th | 10-6PM Tues-Sat, 10-4PM Sun

As one of the founding members of AGTA, CGH will exhibit at the AGTA GemFair Tucson (booth #1117) held at the Tucson Convention Center. With show specials on an expansive inventory selection, you will find anything from traditional faceted gems to creative designer cuts, all responsibly sourced worldwide and then cut by CGH in its workshop. At the booth, you can learn more about the brand’s Principles & Protocols and how the team manages responsible production in bringing Fair Trade GemsTM to market.

During the show, you can also join CGH’s Founder and President, Eric Braunwart, at his AGTA GemFair Tucson panel discussion on Thursday, February 3rd from 1-2PM in the Graham Room.

  • Designer-Retailer Open Discussion: Consumer Views on Responsibly Sourced Gems & Impacts on the Supply Chain
    Eric Braunwart will be joined by a panel of designer-retailers to discuss consumer views on responsibly sourced gems and how that has evolved their work and/or businesses over the last 5 years. They will also discuss the differences between business practice vs. marketing tactics and how this ultimately impacts the supply chain. This group will gather audience questions upon arrival, which will lead the discussion and open the floor for audience participation.

To schedule a one-on-one appointment during the AGTA GemFair Tucson, email meetings@columbiagemhouse.com

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Ethical Gem Fair – Tucson
Saturday, January 29th – Tuesday, February 1st | 9-6PM Daily

You will also be able to visit CGH for a more intimate buying experience during the Ethical Gem Fair – Tucson. Columbia Gem House is one of eight brands that make up the collective Ethical Gem Suppliers Group, which will host its second annual Ethical Gem Fair in the relaxed atmosphere of the Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral. Here you can shop show specials, learn about and visit with the CGH team, as well as an opportunity to meet other likeminded designers during the Ethical Metalsmiths Meet & Greet Event on Monday, January 31st from 4-6PM.

You can register for free for the Ethical Gem Fair at www.ethicalgemsuppliers.com or here.

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