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The Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery Tucson 2022

Gallery Opening


The 67th annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show takes place in 2022 and we are pleased to announce the opening of The Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery, the brand new ‘go to’ venue for fine quality mineral specimens, gemstone carvings, mineral specimen preparation and mineral films and broadcasts.


The Gallery offers the perfect setting in which to relax and enjoy a stunning selection of the world’s finest mineral specimens and gemstone carvings.


The Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery proudly brings together many of the finest dealers in the business, making this a one stop experience for all mineral enthusiasts who appreciate the finer aspects of collecting.


We at Dreher Carvings are proud to be a part of this gallery, and , along with our exhibition guests


Nicole Ripp (Groh and Ripp, Idar-Oberstein),

Naomi Sarna (gemstone carver, New York)

Nicolai Medvedev (gemstone caskets, Tucson)

Matthias Fickinger (gemstone carver, Idar-Oberstein)


look forward to welcoming you there!


We are open:

from January 28th to February 13th 2022

10am to 6pm


and you can find us at:



TUCSON, AZ 85701


Book Presentation

Dreher Carvings

Five Generations of Gemstone Animals from Idar-Oberstein

240 pages, 22 x 29 cm, 200 images in colour, hardcover with wraparound, English

ISBN: 978-3-89790-507-8 | available, 48,00€ *

* incl. 7% MwSt. | shipping cost

Engravers Gerd and Patrick Dreher are famous the world over for their masterly animal figures cut from a single gemstone. In the early twentieth century, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather all cut gemstones for Fabergé – mostly agate but also ruby, obsidian, aquamarine, citrine and rock crystal. Today they are still being meticulously made by hand using traditional techniques. The realistic miniature forms of mice, snails, toads, monkeys and hippos are designed by the two artists in multilayered and coloured gemstones so that, for example, the faces, palms of the hand or soles of the feet shine in an iridescent red-brown agate while the bodies are worked in the glossy deep black part of the stone. These unique engravings are today some of the rarest examples of the highest quality in craftsmanship and represent fascination of the highest cultural degree in a world of increasing globalisation.

Some more contributions by: Anton Ananiev, Gerd Dreher, Galina Gabriel, Oleg Gerdt, Alan Hart, Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Raquel Alonso-Perez and Robert Weldon.


The Houston museum of natural-science, Live in stone exhibition

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The Gemmological Association of Great Britain

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Bundesverband der Edelstein- und Diamantindustrie e.V.

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Das deutsche Edelsteinmuseum

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