The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) will host AGTA GemFair™ Tucson from February 4 through February 9, 2020 at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ. Every year, AGTA GemFair™ Tucson brings together over 8000 buyers and 300 exhibitors for six days of buying and selling.
AGTA GemFair™ Tucson is regarded as one of the greatest marketplaces in the world, where a buyer can shop with ease and confidence – offering quality, value and a vast selection from trustworthy sources. What makes AGTA GemFair™ Tucson even more special, are the special exhibits, learning opportunities and networking events all available in one place. Here are just a few of the exciting things that AGTA GemFair™ Tucson has to offer:
Colored Gemstone and Cultured Pearl Dealers: Step into a world of color with an outstanding collection of colored gemstones and cultured pearls. Whether you’re looking for fine melee accent gems, or the rarest gem of all, the choices available to you are comprehensive. And each exhibitor is an AGTA Member and annually signs a rigorous Code of Ethics.
Designers and Manufacturers: Visit the Grand Ballroom to find the finest in colored gemstone-intensive jewelry. These designers and manufacturers are the hottest ticket in town offering new and innovative one-of-a-kind designs, or classic looks that never go out of style.
Antique and Estate Jewelry Dealers: Looking for treasures from days gone by? You’ll want to visit with the Antique and Estate Jewelry dealers in the new Grand Ballroom, offering an extensive inventory of classic and antique treasures.
Tools, Technology & Supplies Pavilion: Exclusive to AGTA GemFair™ Tucson, you’ll find all your manufacturing, repair and display needs met with these vendors in the Grand Ballroom.
Service and Supply Companies: These exhibitors offer everything from Association memberships, to education opportunities, to insurance and appraisal services. Service and Supply companies will be found in the Galleria.
CAD Design Studio: A full-service studio that can transform your loose gemstone or cultured pearl purchase into a one- of-a-kind design. AGTA GemFair™ CAD designers will bring your vision to life, execute a CAD drawing, and even create a wax model to your specifications. Located on the GemHall Floor, CAD designers will be taking appointments throughout the show.
2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Collection Display: The only place where you can view the winners of the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. Featured in the new Designer Grand Ballroom, this collection will be available from February 4th – 9th. And take the time to vote for the last award of the competition – the Buyers’ Choice Award, which will be announced at the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala.
Angie Crabtree: Angie Crabtree’s meticulous paintings of gemstones will be on view at 2020 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson. She will also be demonstrating her process of taking beautiful gemstones and recreating them into pieces of art for our homes and offices.
Picup Media: Learn tools to help promote your business with the latest in gemstone photography. Jewelry photography is a notoriously difficult process. Gemstones are highly-reflective, commonly small, and colored stones don’t appear as vibrant in photos as they are in reality. Make an appointment to learn this vital skill.
Smithsonian Institution Exhibit: AGTA GemFair™ is the only show in Tucson where you can see some of the amazing artifacts featured from the Janet Anneberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems & Minerals and meet the Curator of the National Gem Collection, Dr. Jeffrey Post, Ph.D.
The Cultured Pearl Association: Pearls, Pearls, Pearls! An exclusive exhibit of Extraordinary Cultured and Natural Pearls that will feature winning entries from the International Pearl Design Contest will be on display. You can pick up education materials and bid in their silent auction.
Onsite Laboratories: Take advantage of one of the many onsite gemstone testing facilities located at AGTA GemFair. From identification to origins to treatments, this is an excellent opportunity to get your testing done at the show.
AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Free Seminar Series: The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson show is known for its wide variety of up-to-date free seminars. Learn about gemstones from mine-to-market, legal issues facing the industry, in depth gemstone discussions, social media and marketing, roundtable hosting and more. This one-of-a-kind seminar program is sponsored by the American Gem Society.
“At the Bench Live”: Back by popular demand, you can see MJSA’s “At the Bench Live” at GemFair™ Tucson and experience first-hand real time demonstrations of expert bench techniques.
GIA Education Labs: Fee-based presentations and labs offered by the Gemological Institute of America. For more information contact GIA at 800-421-7250 ext. 4001.
The Scotty Woodward Classic 5K benefits the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arizona. Taking place on Saturday, February 8 from 8:00 – 10:00 am, this fun 5K run/walk, is open to everyone and raises money for a special cause in honor of Scotty Woodward. Donations are welcome, $25.00 registration fee, free to Special Olympic athletes. Visit www.classy.org/campaign/scotty-woodward-5k-classic/c251980 for more information.
Once again, AGTA GemFair™ Tucson will feature the AGTA Food Truck Café – the best food trucks that Tucson has to offer. Enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights, sit on the verandah in the beautiful Tucson sun and re-energize for your next round of shopping.
Complimentary Sweet Treats will be served Tuesday through Saturday at 4:00 pm. Buyers can enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up to help get them through the busy shopping days.
AGTA GemFair™ has an onsite travel concierge, as well as knowledgeable local staff that can find you a spot for your networking dinner or help you book a relaxing spa day.
Onsite Amenities – Utilize the onsite FedEx office to ship your treasures home. Visit the AGTA Cyber Lounge to print your boarding passes, or check your e-mail.
Social Media – Stay connected and get your customers excited about your gemstone purchases at GemFair by using the official show hashtag, #AGTAGemFair20
Gembassador™ – Exclusive AGTA GemFair™ Tucson social media “Gembassadors” will be bringing you an inside look of everything GemFair during the show. Follow AGTA (@agta_gems) on all social media outlets now to get sneak peek features.
With so many groups congregating in Tucson, there’s something special to do almost every night. Visit www.agta.org/agta-gem-fair-tucson for the most current list of special events and make your plans to attend. The celebration in Tucson is capped off by the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala. Join AGTA as they celebrate the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ winners with a night of awards, great food, dancing and fellowship. The Gala takes place on Saturday, February 8th at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel.