Our family loves rocks. All kinds of rocks. Minerals, fossils, gemstones, anything out of the ground. We climb up and down rocks, we dig for rocks, we pan for rocks, collect and buy rocks. We’ve been digging in more mines than the seven dwarves. Opal mines, quartz mines, gold-bearing streams, garnet-bearing streams, and a diamond mine. After years of mentorship, classes, and industry experience, we now buy and sell gemstones in the jewelry industry and use them in beautiful jewelry for our clients.
Ann Summers Jewelry is a certified buyer and member of AGTA, The American Gem Trade Association. AGTA is an organization of 1200 plus wholesale suppliers, traders, miners, estate, retail and custom jewelers, and industry professionals. AGTA provides authentication, education, networking and wholesale-only gem shows and awards. ASJ is also a member of the Facebook community JHJ, Jewelers Helping Jewelers. JHJ is an industry-only group of 22,000 jewelry stores, gemstone dealers, diamond merchants, jewelry supply companies and jewelry designers from all over the world.
In addition, for 20 years Ann Summers Jewelry has attended annually, the month-long Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows. Tucson is the largest gem show in the world, with over 40 separate shows and 3000 vendors. Going to shows allows us to meet our suppliers in person, and strengthen and build relationships. In this way we bring our clients better, more affordable gemstones. We also stay current on exciting industry trends, new mine sources and methods of construction.