About Somewhere in the Rainbow
In 2008, a Phoenix-area gem dealer made an unforgettable sale of three phenomenal gemstones: two large alexandrite, noted for their color-changing properties, and a 15-carat tanzanite. This marked the beginning of the collection, which has grown to include hundreds of gem specimens and unique finished jewelry works by modern designers. The pair of gem enthusiasts behind SITR are a husband and wife from Phoenix, Arizona who prefer to keep their identities private. What they aren’t keeping private is the SITR collection itself. With the help of collection manager, Shelly Sergent, the collection’s owners seek to share these jewels with the public, advancing gemstone education and enthusiasm. When asked about the collection, Sergent expressed, “SITR has a love of the lapidary arts and how it relates to gemstones personalities, and likewise how the designer interprets the gem for a finished piece.” A trusted partner since the beginning, Sergent connects with gem dealers and designers to continually expand the collection’s holdings and also works to share its exquisite cache of gems with the world through exhibitions in museums and trade fairs.