The Tucson Gemstone Shows, Constance Palelei & The Shopping Channel Collection:
Constance is the Chief Merchandiser of Jewel Source Inc. Travelling around the world to stay up to date on Gemstones and Jewelry Trends, Constance works with other designers and buyers to bring the fine jewelry styles to market that many of us already know and love. Since the Tucson Gem Show is one of Constance's favorite events of the year, she has been working side by side with The Shopping Channel to create an exotic and memorable line of limited quantity exotic and extremely rare natural gemstone jewelry for a fraction of the cost. Working for Jewel Source Inc, Constance is able to present Fine Jewelry straight from the source, saving The Shopping Channel Customers all the excess costs of middle men and middle mistakes. Constance is excited to share the Gemstone Journey of the past year. From sourcing, to cutting, to manufacturing, she has been there every step of the way and cannot wait to share it with The Shopping Channel customers!
The Tucson Gem shows are some of my favorite events, I inevitably come down with Gem-fever cured only by leaving with something exotic. Diamonds might be a girl's best friend, but Gemstones are like passionate love affairs, and I love a good love story! Maybe it's the allure of having something no one else has, or the adventure of colorful fantasy, or maybe it's just the geek obsession of mineralogy and chemical reactions, either way I pine all year for the Tucson Gem Shows.
When The Shopping Channel approached me to do a Tucson Gemstone Show, I knew I had to do it. Not just because I have an ongoing love affair with gems, but because the man who gave me Gem-Fever actually passed away last year during the Tucson Gem Shows. Having 50,000 Canadian Friends to share with gave me the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to my Great Grandfather John Bing.
The Shopping Channel and I got right to work building a once in a lifetime Gemstone collection complete with Exotic stones I had found the year before, some cut and waiting to be set in the perfect mountings, some still rough waiting to be cut and a list of Gemstones we were going to gamble on in hopes of finding more at the 2013 Shows. We carefully selected the perfect designs to complement each gemstone and its unique properties. For the stones we did not yet have anywhere but on a wish list, we contacted all our best miners and lapidaries with missions to seek out and acquire our perfect dimensions. The Gemstones do all the talking in each piece of this collection and what they have to say is elegant and profound.