Tucson Gem Showcase dazzles

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By Julianne G. Crane

Tucson Gem Showcase is made up of 45+ different events spread across the city. (VisitTucson.com)

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase through Mid-February

The legendary Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase is billed as one of “the largest and most prestigious gem and mineral showcases” in the world.

Underway now and continuing through Feb. 16, buyers, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world will travel to Tucson, Ariz. There will be more than 45 different shows and events, each offering different materials and vendors.

The Showcase includes locations at hotels, special venues, and tents across Tucson. Click here for Visit Tucson’s complete listing on all the venues.

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, Feb. 13-16, Tucson Convention Center. (TGMS.org)

Each of the 45+ shows features a different set of vendors: some include hundreds of vendors, while others have just a few participants. According to a survey done last year by the city of Tucson, there is an average of 100 exhibitors at each show. Many of the venues are free, others require an entry fee.

The 66th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show(R) is said to be the “largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world.” The theme this year is “World Class Minerals” and is open to the public Feb. 13-16 at the Tucson Convention Center. For information on admission click here.

“One of the leading jewelry events in North America for all jewelry business professionals,” the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show, (Jan. 30-Feb.10) has more than 300 vendors and 800 booths. The general public can purchase $20 tickets. Chick here for more information.

JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show

The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show is being held at the Tucson Expos Center and is providing FREE parking (lots of room for RVs with more than 1,000 parking spots). After visiting the JOGS Show, jump on the free GemRide Shuttle to many of the other shows in Tucson.

Julianne G. Crane
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Jerry Glazman

The photo labeled “The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show (jogsshow.com)” is actually a photo of the “Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®” held at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). The key is the umbrellas which are unique to this show. This years Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® will be Feb 13-16. The theme for this years show is “Minerals of the World” and will feature mineral exhibits from most of the major world mineral museums.

Also the JOGS show featured in this article is restricted to persons with a valid resale license or who pay $20 for a visitors ticket. It is a wholesale show aimed at the trade not the general public. Following the link above (http://tucsongemshowapp.com) will take you to information on all of the shows. Most of them are free to the public and have free parking.