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Ethical GemFair 2022 Set for Sept. 6-7

It will be held in Arvada, CO.




(PRESS RELEASE) DENVER, CO — For the second year, the Ethical Gem Suppliers are excited to be back and in-person at Balefire Goods. Following the tradition of events held every year in Denver, local gallery Balefire Goods, located in Olde Town Arvada, will be graciously hosting the Ethical Gem Suppliers in their Ethical GemFair. The Ethical GemFair will be open to trade only, on September 6 and 7, 2022 at Balefire Goods, located at 7513 Grandview Avenue in Arvada, Colorado.

This buying event is an opportunity to find exceptional gemstones that support the Ethical Gem Suppliers collective belief – that gemstones can be more than beautiful. With a strong commitment to transparency and responsible sourcing in the gemstone supply chain, this collective is made up of brands that each support miners and their communities, provide full traceability, commit to fair pay and treatment for all involved in the supply chain, as well as promoting responsible environmental and health/safety policies for everyone involved.

The brands that make up this collective include Agere Treasures, ANZA Gems, Columbia Gem House, Nature’s Geometry, Perpetuum Jewels, Quore, and Virtu Gem. The brands in attendance for the Ethical GemFair will each have a variety of gemstones with event-only promotions available.

With a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere of Arvada’s local shop, Balefire Goods, attendees are invited to join to shop event specials, meet the individuals that make up this collective and learn more about what it means to buy responsibly sourced gemstones. Registration is free and appointments will be available throughout the event on a first-come basis.

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When There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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