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

Gem & Jewelry Articles from JOGS

The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show’s 14th Year in Tucson February 27th, 2017

International Pavilions Visited by 40,000 Buyers The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show successfully completed its 14th year of hosting exhibitors, and had record attendance this year. The Show had over 850 booths with exhibitors from over 26 countries, all hosted in the 155,000 square foot Tucson Expo Center. The Show is divided into multiple… Read More

The JOGS 2017 Show has Begun! January 27th, 2017

Every year gem, jewelry and fossil hounds flock to the Arizona city in search of the newest finds and 2017 is no exception. JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show is one of the leading Jewelry events in North America for all jewelry industry professionals and it is one of the key jewelry markets in the world. The Show got off to a strong start… Read More

Rare & Unique Jewels from Takat January 9th, 2017

Rare & Unique Jewels from Takat It all begins with a passion for rare and extraordinarily beautiful gems and diamonds, a family trade and unbridled commitment of the Takat Family since 1955. We search all corners of the world for treasures of color wonder: gems that tell stories through the intensity and brilliance of their… Read More

Jewelry Made from Butterfly Wings by Butterflies and Myths October 31st, 2016

All that glitters is not gold – and not all that sparkles is a gemstone. Buyers at the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry show stopped frequently at the Myths booth to ask just what exactly Yolanda Ormachea’s lustrous Peruvian jewelry was made out of. Her pendants, necklaces and earrings are mostly shaped like the wings… Read More

Sunwest Silver Native American Jewelry and Sterling Silver Charms October 19th, 2016

At the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show, Sunwest Silver’s bright pink banner can easily be found hanging over a huge booth loaded with handcrafted Native American silver and turquoise jewelry. At the booth, Molly McGrane walked me through the company’s history and products, starting with Erdy Mantoya the company’s founder. “Erny’s been in business… Read More

‘The Evil Eye’ and Druzy Jewelry Collections at Truva Jewelry October 15th, 2016

Truva has a strong family tries to the jewelry industry – but this modern business follows current trends from across the world. Three years ago Hayrettin Celik was working in finance – now he’s business partners with his brother Nuri. Everything Truva makes is brought to the US from Turkey – but they have a… Read More

Cabochons from Around the World at Kameyab October 5th, 2016

“Kameyab stands for quality,” Rolando tells me as he shows me the highest quality gemstone beads locked in a showcase at his booth at the JOGS Gem & Jewelry show. “We try to search for the best quality. The quality that we have – that’s what brings the customers back to us.” Kameyab primarily sells… Read More

Jewelry Tools opens up a whole new world of options for Hobbyists and DIYers September 27th, 2016

As I sat down with Emily Miller and Kate Richbourg from Jewelry tools, the sounds of the nearby jewelry making classes were rich with hammering and instructions. The classes available at the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry show ranged from beginners classes to experienced metalsmithing seminars, each class taught by instructors flown in from around… Read More

Vintage Native American Squash Blossom Necklaces from Indian Touch of Gallup September 27th, 2016

When it comes to Southwestern wear, Indian Touch of Gallup is the real deal. Omar Ayesh, representing the third generation of his family-run business, told me about how his grandfather got started in the jewelry business over 45 years ago. “He was a trader in Gallup, New Mexico, that was driving from Denver, Colorado. He… Read More

The Evolution of Jewelry from Jason McLeod September 27th, 2016

Jason McLeod’s works are one of a kind, each one a slight variation of the previous work. “All of the patterns are done by hand, by me, and no two are identical,” Jason tells me at the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show.   At his booth at the show, each of his 14k gold,… Read More