Eric Braunwart on the Outlook for the 2023 Tucson Gem Shows
JCK Magazine –
Victoria Gomelsky – JCK Editor-in-Chief –
January 4, 2022 –
The Roskin Gem News Report has been following Eric Braunwart for, well, even before there was an RGNR. Braunwart, of Columbia Gem House in Vancouver, Washington, has been talking, promoting, pushing (dragging) the industry forward on responsible fair trade practice with gemstones for decades.
Victoria Gomelsky’s interview with Eric gives you a good idea of what you can expect in Tucson this year. And do take note of Braunwart’s comment, “If you see a stone or type of stone you really love, just buy it.” This has been a mantra for many of us who are veterans of the Tucson shows. You never know if there will be another stone like it, or better than, or more affordable than the one you are holding right now. And you can bet that as soon as you walk away from that gem, there is someone behind you who will buy it, and it’s gone. Murphy’s law.