Every year the ESQUELETO ladies make the pilgrimage to the Tucson Gem and Mineral show, the world’s largest gathering of vendors dealing fine gems, minerals and fossils. It’s an opportunity for Lauren to buy amazing, one-of-a-kind diamonds and gems for her jewelry line, and also for us to buy the unique stones, petrified wood, agate slices, fossils and vintage rugs we carry in the shops.
It can be overwhelming to walk the miles and miles of vendors spread out all over the city, but we always have the BEST time. The desert landscape is stunning; we love the downtown area especially Hotel Congress and Maynard’s Market; we adore the historic glamour of the Arizona Inn. And just exploring the mineral shows, there are so many incredible, beautiful things to be inspired by! Nature – and Tucson – totally rock.