Opening day at the American Gem Trade Association GemFair signals a change in tone toward the economy and expectations for future business. The opening of the show saw a good crowd assembled to get the first look at the newest gemstones, pearls and jewelry.
Amidst the full spectrum of gems to choose from, several types have risen to the top as favorites of buyers on the gem floor. Among them are tourmaline, spinel, and certain common-variety gems like quartz and garnet. Moreover, lesser-known gems, some of which have been regaled as collector's gemstones in the past, are rising in popularity among buyers searching for the unique and unusual.
"People want something a little different and that's where we can capture more attention"
"People are looking for something different, more unique, and larger". He cites strong sales for finer goods, but laments that they're difficult to find. "There's a greater shortage and higher prices than we’ve experienced in a while."
===> With all of the above comments, All That Glitters is poised for another good year and looks forward to future sales!