Let’s be trustworthy we rockhounds, jewellery makers, and beaders are seeking previous the vacations to the close of January when we obtain at the Tucson gem displays. Here are a couple gem show-impressed reward suggestions to assist you—or the Tucson lover in your life—experience a very little bit of the Sonoran Desert though we wait.

Greetings From Tucson Postcard Poster
Greetings from Tucson poster from Greetings Tour

Ship a Poster Postcard

Touring artists Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs painted this iconic Greetings from Tucson Mural in the historic 4th Avenue community in 2017. Symbols of Tucson, these as cactuses, local landmarks, and meals, fill just about every vibrant letter on the mural. The poster model is a enjoyable way to bring Tucson to you, wherever you are.

Little Toro Turquoise Pendants made in Tucson
Turquoise Token Necklace by Tiny Toro Designs

Share a Token of Your Appreciation

Revered as a relationship concerning earth and sky, turquoise is the excellent way to provide a tiny piece of in the Southwest to you. This very simple, modern-day necklace is fabricated with care in Tucson from sterling and US-mined turquoise.

Aero Lite Moldavite Pieces
Moldavites from Aerolite Meteorites

For the Individual Who Has Every little thing

Moldavites are environmentally friendly eyeglasses formed 14.5 million several years in the past by the effect of a giant meteorite in Germany. These are just a handful of of the several meteorite and associated discussion-starters you will uncover at Aerolite.org. You can use moldavites to make abnormal jewellery encouraged by Tucson, the meteorite cash of the planet.

Live Cactus Garden
Southwest Cactus Backyard from Arizona Presents

Expand a Small Back garden

Give a memento of the Southwest with this develop-your-own cactus yard. Cactuses are straightforward to treatment for after they get there from a nursery in sunny Arizona. Be certain to enable a very little added time for these cactus gardens to get to their new homes.

Falsa Blankets
Falsa blankets from DelSolStores

Keep It Cozy

A southwestern sofa, automobile, or yoga space is not full without a Mexican falsa blanket. These handwoven blankets are colorful, warm, and relaxed. Weavers make these blankets employing 60% article-purchaser cotton and polyester fibers, creating blankets that feel good—and you can feel good about them, as well.

Vintage Silver Belt Buckle from Tucson
Classic Southwest Sterling Silver Turquoise Belt Buckle from Macs Indian Jewellery

Buckle Up

Vintage southwestern silver jewelry and equipment present lovely inspiration for manner experts and metalsmiths alike. You can’t go wrong with turquoise, and a belt buckle tends to make a assertion. Shop one particular of Tucson’s favorite purveyors at Mac’s Indian Jewelry.


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