Remember as kids how we would collect glass beads to make our own bracelets, necklaces or works of art? Or, maybe you liked to collect items for a charm bracelet. Now that we have “grown up” it doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy collecting and adorning yourself with bead work pendants and charms.

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Are you a picker or a collector? If you have ever seen the reality show American Pickers on The History Channel, you’ll have a good idea what this article is all about. But this time, the pickings are halfway around the world. From Thailand to Burma, the treasures are hidden all about.  The trick is finding them and making the right deal at the right price.

Meet Tiger-Tiger!
For over 30 years, Tiger Tiger, aka Matt and Susan, have been tramping through several countries hunting and picking for rare, one-of-a-kind antiques and artifacts.  Unfortunately, Susan is no longer among the living, but is still a partner in Spirit.

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It’s not too late! Robert Burkett is a world-renowned jewelry maker and has been called the Finest Bead-Maker in America. He works primarily in silver and shibuichi, an ancient Japanese process where silver is mixed with copper to produce stunning arrays of color and form. Yet, there is a strong possibility he will not be producing these collectible items much longer. His pieces are crafted by hand using the lost wax casting technique. Highly collectible and treasured, his style is uniquely his own. Sometimes imitated, but never matched!

Read more About the Robert Burkett Collection…

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Rare Collection of Antique Singing Bowls. Once Lost, Now Found!

Tiger Tiger is world renowned for finding some of Asia’s most prized and collectable artifacts, textiles, jewelry and dZi Beads for Wholesalers and Museums. Now, we have discovered a missing box of rare, authentic, Antique Singing Bowls. You can be assured of the quality and authenticity due to Tiger’s vast years of research and acquisitions of these unique, hard to find Singing bowls.

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To the surprise of nobody The Tucson Gem Show has been postponed until April.  Which I think is overly optimistic…..

Here are some possible future dates of shows:


1801 Oracle — Mineral Village Show (April 7 – 25, 2021)

22nd Street Show (April 8 – 25, 2021)

African Art Village (April 8 – 26, 2021)

Arizona Independent Warehouse Show

The Big Gem Show (April 10 – 24, 2021)

G&LW Tucson Gem Show / Gem Mall (April 10 – 18, 2021)

G&LW Tucson Gem Show / Holidome (April 10 – 18, 2021)

GIGM Red Lion Gem & Mineral Show (April 9 – 24, 2021)

GIGM Motel 6 Gem & Mineral Show (April 9 – 24, 2021)

GIGM Quality Inn Gem & Mineral Show (April 9 – 24, 2021)

JG&M Expo at Michigan Street (April 8 – 25, 2021)

JG&M Expo at Simpson Street (April 8 – 25, 2021)

JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show (exact April dates TBD)

Kino Gem & Mineral Show (April 8 – TBD, 2021)

Main Avenue Fossil & Mineral Show (April 8 – 25, 2021)

Miners Co-op Rock Show (exact April dates TBD)

Mineral City Show (April 9 – 24, 2021)

Mineral & Fossil Marketplace (exact April dates TBD)

Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show (April 8 – 20, 2021)

Top gem 1820 Oracle Show (exact April dates TBD)

Tucson Showplace (April 9 – 24, 2021)