b'COLORFULThan EverAs prices of traditionally beloved colored gemstones skyrocket, supply dwindles, and the importance of sustainability grows, an age of open-mindedness is dawning.BY LAUREN McLEMOREW ith endless rows of showcases, enthusiastic vendors, and seemingly bottomless inventories to peruse, the Tucson gem, mineral, and fossil shows attract onlookers, buyers, and designers from all corners of the colored gemstone universe.At AGTA GemFairTucson 2024, conversations with exhibitors and the organizations education sessions brought color and clarity to the current state of the market.Here are the top takeaways from a week of sit-downs and seminars with the experts in the desert.NATIONAL JEWELER 55'