Jewelry Every Woman Should Own

Women often leave hints about the jewelry they want. Some even wish to the jewelry Gods for those perfect diamond earrings or sparkly rings that have caught their eye. While men gifting women jewelry has always been true and constant, we think it’s perfectly fine to purchase a well-deserved gift for yourself, even if it’s “just because”. So, treat yourself for being you!

Here are some jewelry pieces that we think every woman needs in their collection.

Precious Metal Fine Jewelry

White gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum and sterling silver are far superior to any type of base metal jewelry. For most people, precious metals will not leave the green discoloration and often allergic reaction that base metal fashion jewelry can cause. Going one step further, gold and platinum jewelry are a better choice over sterling silver because they don’t tarnish the way sterling silver does. However, even on a budget, sterling silver should always be chosen over base metal jewelry since, unlike base metal fashion jewelry, precious metal jewelry will hold a certain degree of investment value

Solitaire Stud Earrings

Stud earrings are a timeless classic. Diamonds are first choice, but you can’t go wrong with a colored gemstone. Studs are a staple for almost all women whether they wear a little or a lot of jewelry. Many women wear a smaller stud that stays in their second ear piercing and a fashion forward earring in the main ear piercing that coordinates their outfit.

Solitaire Pendant

Birthstones are a great example of something that many people want in their jewelry wardrobe. We are in the age of customization and almost anything is possible, so you don’t have to choose the traditional “mothers ring”. Stackable rings in different colors, gemstone station or lariat necklaces with an “add a stone” bracelet that allows for future gemstones to be added as the family grows.

Line Bracelets or Bangles


Bracelets can define you. Mix and stack them—or not, choose gems, solid metal or both. From flexible line bracelets and bangle to cuffs, you do just about anything and the look is always fresh and fun.  
Colored Gems

Birthstones are a great example of something that many people want in their jewelry wardrobe. We are in the age of customization and almost anything is possible, so you don’t have to choose the traditional “mothers ring”. Stackable rings in different colors, gemstone station or lariat necklaces with an “add a stone” bracelet that allows for future gemstones to be added as the family grows. 



What It's Like To Attend The Tucson GemFair
Personal Accounts From Medlars' Employee Attendance

"You can only describe it as massive and overwhelming! A gemstone lovers heaven!"
  - Lili Dyer

Vendors come from all over the world bringing beautiful, rare and exotic gems. The show takes over downtown Tucson and spreads out into tent cities along the highway. Motels are booked with rooms rented out as individual vendor showrooms and even a hangar at the Pima Air Base museum housed gemstone vendors this year.

The things you see at the gem fair run the gamut from mastodon tusks, gem roughs and giant geodes displayed in parking lots, to breathtakingly beautiful carved precious gems. Everywhere you go is floor to ceiling with gemstones for sale!

There were booths with so much jewelry piled in trays that you wonder if it’s even real. We saw vendors set up in gorgeous suites with very high-end jewelry and stacks upon stacks of gem trays filled with large emeralds, rubies, sapphires and other precisely faceted colored gems. And, we loved the tables covered in mounds of bounded hanks of pearls and every imaginable color of gem bead sparkling under the lights like delicious hard candy.

Lili attended the first half of the show:

She said, “I spent time talking with a vendor who sells rustic diamonds which are highly included specimens that come in various rich rustic colors of silver grays, yellows, and rusty oranges/reds. These diamonds are incredible for the color trend in bridal, which is flourishing. I think that we will see more of this in the future! I also went to the African goods market which was really interesting for art, giant amber beads and incredible bib necklaces”

Roger attended the latter half of the show:

He said “one of the most interesting gems I found was crystalline structure of thermally oxidized bismuth. It’s very geometrical and colorful. I have a sample at Medlars for anyone who wants to see it in person. I was excited to see jewelry ideas from different countries. One vendor from Bali, Indonesia had a very different approach to wearable art. It was very rustic, yet carefully constructed with quality materials”.

"Anyone who loves colorful gemstones should add this event to their bucket list"
 - Roger Huckabee


Aquamarine: Teardrops From The Sea


Picture the clearest ocean water on a tropical beach, a mesmerizing blue green of crystal clear fluidity. The most desirable color of aquamarine is a drop of that ocean. The name “aquamarine” is derived from Latin meaning sea water. Ancient sailors were known to wear aquamarine as a talisman for calm waves.

Brazil, the “homeland” of aquamarine, has historically unearthed the highest quality of this light blue beryl gemstone in the world.

Aquamarine and its cousin emerald form large crystals suitable for sizable fashioned gems and carvings weighing several hundred carats. The long crystal formation is why aquamarine’s beauty is optimized when faceted into a “step cut” such as the emerald or baguette cut.

Queen Elizabeth II has an extensive private collection of aquamarine gemstones that were gifted to her from the president and people of Brazil in the 1950’s. It took the Brazilians several years to acquire matching color and quality aquamarine specimens to create the elaborate necklace, earrings, bracelet and large brooch jewelry suite.

Come in to Medlars and see some of our favorite Aquamarine for yourself.


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