September 7 - 10, 2017 Gem, Jewelry & Gift Show
Tucson Expo Center
January 25 - February 5, 2018 12 Day Gem and Jewelry Show
Tucson Expo Center

Gem & Jewelry Articles from JOGS

Mermaids, Octopuses, Toucans and Frogs in Silver, Turquoise and Malachite from Majul Jewelry September 22nd, 2016

Jose Majul says inspiration comes from nature. “In my home town where 90% of the people work on silver, there are small people who are big designers and big artists. You always find something new.” Majul Jewelry’s newest designs set in silver show fantastical creatures from the sea, from starfish to shrimps to mermaids. Every… Read More

Lightning Ridge Australian Black Opals from Tikka Opals September 21st, 2016

Matti Tikka got into the Opal business by finding an opal worth $2,800 in Australia with nothing more than a screwdriver. “Forty-two years ago I was holidaying in Lightning Ridge. And we spent three weeks with my wife on the field. Before I left I told a Miner named Andy – “I would like to… Read More

Burmese Jade from Chinese American Arts & Crafts September 20th, 2016

Their story was simple – their family had once owned a manufacturing factory in China, but once they moved to the United States they had to begin anew. Siu Ming Cheung represented Chinese American Arts & Crafts at the JOGS Gem & Jewelry show, and told me a about his family’s history in the industry…. Read More

The Turquoise Engagement Ring that has Stood the Test of Time, from Bella Fine Jewelry September 20th, 2016

Frank Amini didn’t start in the jewelry business. “Over 25 years ago I was selling gemstones to manufacturers and retail stores that produced jewelry that I admired. At the same time I thought I could make better, more interesting designs.” 5 years later, he put his ideas into production, designing primarily fine jewelry designed and… Read More

Southwestern Inspiration in Opal and Tiger’s Eye by Absolute Jewelry September 19th, 2016

Ed Lohman from Absolute Jewelry creates labor intensive inlay work with various semi-precious stones from around the world. His unique and artistic pieces on display at the JOGS show each have a story of their own, and no two pieces are alike. Some of his signature pieces include miniature works of art inspired by the… Read More

Brilliant Designs with an Inner Fire in Sapphire and Tourmaline September 16th, 2016

When passing by the Brilliant Designs booth at the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry show, it’s impossible not to stop. Every piece is carefully tucked away behind glass, but Abdul Gardeezi and his wife will proudly pull out any of their ‘brilliant’ pieces for a closer look. Brilliant Designs has been operating in Tucson for… Read More

Beautiful Ametrine from Bolivia, the Bi-Colored Gem September 15th, 2016

When Ametrine’s stones were first brought into our JOGS office in Los Angeles, California, we were shocked by their beautiful color and clarity. Many visitors to our show have never seen the eye-catching stone, which is a naturally occurring mixture of purple Amethyst and Yellow Citrine. It’s usually faceted in an emerald cut, with a… Read More

Unique designer jewelry by Passione Gioielli October 15th, 2015

Designer jewelry, uniquely designed by Italian designer. Establish in the year 2006. Specialize in precious and semi precious stones.

Jewelry Designer Jane Magon November 14th, 2014

Jane Magon’s stunning designs are formed at the intersection of jewellery, fashion and art. Inspired by her childhood in New Guinea. Jane Magon will exhibit her wonderful creations on JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show.  

Wyoming Jade at JOGS Tucson Show: The Best in the World June 5th, 2014

Recently at the JOGS TUCSON WINTER SHOW 2013, Sean Jordan brought out beautiful Wyoming Jade, considered the best in the world. Wyoming Jade was heavily mined between 1940-60 in the Granite mountains in Wyoming. Since Jade does not naturally occur in Wyoming, it has been found in deposits around the Granite mountains classifying it as… Read More