Wieck's peach morganite Tucson gem find
As rock hounds, we’d love to one day travel to Arizona, our favorite place in the world, to attend the Tucson Gem Show in February.
We hear it basically takes over that small city, which we have visited several times, and the place is invaded by gem buyers, including execs and vendors for HSN and QVC.
We wouldn’t mind cruising the floor of that gem fest, and then heading out for Happy Hour and margaritas at a local cantina. Sounds like a dream day to us.
Anyway, HSN especially — but also QVC — each do jewelry shows offering sparklers found at the Tucson show. This year HSN beat QVC to the punch with a Tucson Gem Show Today’s Special from Beverly Hills jewelry designer Victoria Wieck. It sold out, but it was a peach morganite ring for $129.
Wieck, a lovely lady who speaks with a bit of a lisp, described the floor of the Tucson show as “a sea of gems.”
HSN will continue with the Tucson Gem Show theme through the weekend with shows such as Fine Turquoise Tucson Gem Finds and Jay King Tucson Gem Finds. King will have the TS Sunday.
It looks like QVC is going to be a bit of a copycat. Next Wednesday its Today’s Special Value will be “Gemstone Expressions — featuring Tucson Finds.” We do believe HSN has been using that “Finds” term for years, with King’s line named “Mine Finds By Jay King.”