We set off early once again and luckily it wasn't quite as cold as the day before. I did my "surgical strike" of the Holidome show and then it was off to the most elite of the shows in Tucson, AGTA.
AGTA, like GJX, had a pretty thorough registration proceedure, requiring credentials, stickers, and being scanned as you went from room to room. And no wonder -- there were exhibits of some of the most amazing jewels! There were examples of the most high-end, artisan ready to wear jewelry, one of my favorites being Todd Reed's use of diamonds and oxidized metals. After being dazzled by the gemstones at AGTA, I was ready to put the beads to bed and enjoy the rest of my time in Tucson. That meant more golf and the excellent truffle fries at Zin Burger!