Family-owned Cruzeiro Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil, aims to support a contemporary mine-to-market model in which goods incorporating its tourmaline and rubellite are finished in-country, thus challenging the traditional model of shipping locally extracted resources elsewhere for processing and transformation into higher valued-added product and providing greater local economic benefit. In 2022, Cruzeiro and brand-development agency Julls invited a select group of designers from or based in Brazil to create an exclusive collection using the mine’s gemstones for the Couture show in Las Vegas.

Cruzeiro & Julls will be on hand at IAC’s 13th Annual International Gold + Diamond Conference, Maintaining Purpose, Monday – Wednesday, July 17 – 19, 2023, in New York City.