Gem & Jewelry Articles from JOGS

About the JOGS Fall Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show, September 7 – 10, 2017 September 5th, 2017

At the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show, wholesale dealers, miners, designers, and manufacturers from the U.S. and overseas gather for 4 days of exploring trendy jewelry while shopping for exclusive, event-specific deals. About 200 booths showcase finished pieces that skew from antique and designer to gold and silver. Those looking to create their own jewelry can… Read More

Top 7 Reasons to Visit the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show August 16th, 2017

The legendary Tucson Gem Show is the largest and most prestigious gem and mineral show and an incredible celebration of all things gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry related. Every year in late January and early February, buyers, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world travel to Arizona to visit the Tucson Gem Show. Video: Top… Read More

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