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The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show’s 14th Year in Tucson

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 Pavilions, with the most well-known being the Amber Pavilion, Southwestern/Turquoise Pavilions and the Indonesian/Bali Pavilions. Of note this year was also the Stone and Mineral Decor Pavilion, where guests were treated to giant geodes and amethyst cathedrals.

On this year’s Show, Show Director Yelena Masenko said, “We had the highest buyer attendance since the Show opened, and a majority of our vendors conducted great business and are returning next year.”

This year’s 2017 Show highlights included:

A 13 foot tall amethyst cathedral geode pair – the biggest in the world!

Giant Killer Clam Shells from Africa, brought by Volker Bassen

Rare stones including  pink kunzite from Afghanistan, blue paraiba tourmaline, golden sheen sapphire and newly-found Ethiopian emeralds

Bisbee turquoise, Kingman turquoise, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Nevada turquoise, New Mexico turquoise, Cripple Creek, Colorado, and extraordinary collection of Persian and Iranian turquoise. We saw rough, cabs, beads and finished jewelry.

Our Amber Pavilion, a staple of our show, was as busy as always.

The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show is looking forward to the next two upcoming events – a smaller show in September 2017, and the next big show will be January 25 – February 5, 2018.

The JOGS 2017 Show has Begun!

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 on January 29th, and will be running all the way until February 6th, 2017.

For jewelry and gem hunters and related businesses, the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show is an absolute must to attend. The Show brings together international and national dealers who are direct source jewelry manufacturers, miners, stone cutters, carvers, jewelry designers  and  importers from around the world.

Online boutiques, gifts shops, TV channels, jewelry stores come to the Show to replenish their stock with the latest and greatest products, many of which are only available during the winter JOGS Tucson Show.
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When and Where:¬†The¬†2017 JOGS Show runs from¬†January 26 to February 6, 2017 at¬†the¬†Tucson Expo Center.¬†The¬†best days to come are January 26 ‚Äď 29, 2017, as¬†the¬†Show hosts a shorter-duration SuperStart Pavilion which is only available during¬†the¬†earlier part of¬†the¬†Show.


The Tucson Expo Center boasts thousands of free parking spots, and is a main shuttle hub for the gem show shuttle routes. If you are already attending the AGTA Show, you can even take a free limo ride from AGTA to JOGS! In addition to free parking spots and shuttles, JOGS offers a free Champagne Brunch from 1-2PM daily and free wine and snacks at 3 PM daily

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Highlights of the Show: The JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show includes dealers from all around the world, hosted in the 155,000 Sq. feet indoor expo center.


  • Gemstones, precious and semi-precious
  • Gemstone decor and carvings
  • Raw materials and minerals
  • Beads and cabochons
  • Jewelry displays and accessories
  • Watches and more
  • Crystals
  • Jewelry tools
  • Jewelry packaging
  • Fine jewelry
  • Fashion Jewelry
  • Designer jewelry
  • Silver jewelry
  • 14-18K Gold jewelry
  • Ethnic/Tribal jewelry
  • Diamond jewelry and loose diamonds
  • Organic jewelry ‚Äď pearls, amber, corals, shells, etc
  • Coin Jewelry
  • Findings

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The Show has large domestic and international Pavilions:

  • Amber Pavilion
  • Southwest Pavilion
  • Top US Turquoise Pavilion
  • Indonesian Pavilion
  • Nepal Group Pavilion
  • Silver Pavilion
  • Gemstone Pavilion
  • Stone/Mineral Decor Pavilion
Giant Killer Clam, Gem Sculpture, Luxury Gem Floor Tile at JOGS
Unique Exhibits at the 2017 Show: There are a number of special things to see at the 2017 JOGS Winter Show!
  • Giant Killer Clam Shells, big enough for a small adult to sit in!
  • Beautiful Gemstone Art Sculptures by Perry Brent Davis
  • Huge Amethyst geodes cut in half to reveal their inner treasure, you must see these!
  • Gemstone Decor Designers that create decor for luxury homes and luxury stores, and have brought entire bathtubs made from gemstone
  • Rare stones including extremely large rough Aquamarine from Hunan, China, pink watermelon-like Rhodochrosite from Argentina, and Opals from around the world
  • Expensive gems and jewelry as well, including an emerald jewelry designer whose jewelry has been worn on the red carpet in Hollywood by celebrities

Tickets and Entry: Registered buyers with a Tax ID and business related buyers can attend the Show free of charge, and guests can buy tickets online before the Show or at the door.

The JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show brings approximately 40,000 visitors to the Tucson region annually and generates tens of millions in direct spending, making it one of the largest US annual events both in visitors and dollars generated.

If you are interested in attending¬†the¬†Show as a buyer, guest or exhibitor visit¬†, call¬†(213) 629-3030¬†or email JOGS at¬†[email protected].

Wyoming Jade at JOGS Tucson Show: The Best in the World

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 a nephrite Jade. Which is a stone so close to Jade that it is basically the same thing, the only way to tell is through tests such as x-ray or chemical. This beautiful stone ranges from opaque to translucent and comes in many shades of green as well as black and white. This stone can go for $2-$75 or more a pound depending on the stone. Many places sell imitations and real ones are sold at very high prices. Come to JOGS Tucson Gen and Jewelry Show for the best prices on Wyoming Jade.

About JOGS’ Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show

The JOGS Tucson Gem and Mineral Show takes place September 5 ‚Äď 8, 2013 and January 30 ‚Äď February 10, 2014 at the Tucson Expo Center.

JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show

The JOGS Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is one of the U.S. best selling events year after year ‚Äď and one of the top markets in the country. This exciting event is also a bead show and gift show that draws buyers from all over the world ‚Äď tens of thousands of qualified buyers worth millions with serious purchasing intent. Many of these buyers are hard to find and hard to reach but they will come here to one of the most dynamic markets in the world. They want new products, great prices, exciting artists, unique resources and innovative ideas they need to set their businesses apart. It‚Äôs all here, at the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show. Make sure your company is here too!

Show Dates Show Time

  • JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show: January 30- February 10, 2014 10:00am-6:00pm
  • JOGS Tucson Jewelry & Gift Show: September 5-8, 2013 10:00am-6:00pm

Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show Facts and Figures


In the month of February Tucson dealers from all over the world come to show and sell their products. With over 4,000 vendors participating in our event, makes our gem, mineral and bead show very competitive among others.


JOGS helps you reach a broad diversity of buyers including Department stores, Jewelry and GemvTV channels, Galleries and museum shops, Cruise lines,  Gift Shops,  Boutique shops , Beads Stores,  Specialty Retail Stores, Chain Stores and many more. This gift show is the most cost effective way to make sales.


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International Jewelry Gem Show

Jewelry is something you cannot fully appreciate without taking a closer look. Catalogs, flyers, TV commercials etc. are fine but when it comes to fully appreciating the beauty of jewelry and gems, you have to see them physically and be able to touch them. JOGS International Exhibits organizes the international jewelry show, which is the best place to browse and shop for bejeweled accessories. JOGS‚Äô international gem show displays amazing collections of jewelry and gems. There is silver, pearl, sterling silver, gold, white gold, diamond, wholesale jewelry beads, and mineral jewelries to choose from. From stately jewelry to party jewelry, from tribal ornaments to daily wear trinkets ‚Äď everything is available in our jewelry trade shows and there is something for every budget.

This Year’s Trends

Before going to the JOGS international jewelry show, you should know that this year, the world of jewelries is being ruled by estate and antique jewelry. Simply put, the old fashion is new again. Heavy, ornate designs are ‚Äúin‚ÄĚ. So, why go for something contemporary when you can stand out wearing an antique ornament?

There Is More to Gems than Beauty

Gemstones look fantastic but they have more to them than just beauty. They are often divided into two categories namely precious and semi-precious. Every gemstone has properties like the power to influence the health and fortune of a person. Wearing gems can help treat a physical ailment. Expert gemstone cutters visit our international gem show with their own collection and sometimes with jewelry manufacturers. You can meet and interact with them, take a good look at their work and ask for suggestions as to which gem would suit you best. You can also witness the launch of a new gemstone.

Why You Must Attend

Under one roof, you will be able to browse collections from all over the world, interact with designers, buy raw materials such as wholesale jewelry beads and even learn jewelry making. These prospects are exciting for someone who loves ornaments. In no jewelry boutique will you find such a diverse collection that you will find in our jewelry trade shows. From designers to manufacturers to wholesalers ‚Äď everyone related to creating, packaging and selling jewelry attends the JOGS International Jewelry Show.

To book your tickets, or to make an inquiry, contact us now.

Five Star Gems brings Alexandrite from India to Tucson Gem Show

Five Star Gems AlexandriteWhen you spend your professional life surrounded by beautiful gems and jewelry, it is all too easy to get a little jaded (sorry for the pun). What might draw ‘Ooohs’ and ‘Aaahs’ in any other circumstances, can begin to bring just a raised eyebrow, if even that. So, like the many thousands from around the world who flock to Tucson for the annual Tucson Gem &Mineral Show, I keep my eyes peeled for the unique or the extraordinary.

Luckily, this year I found a number of rare, unusual and exotic stones in tucked away corners of the show. One of the exhibitors in one of these corners this year is Ikram Ahmed from Five Star Gems who is exhibiting at the end of one of the grand halls of JOGS Gem & Jewelry show. What’s so special about this exhibitor’s offerings? Well, he has some excellent examples of a pretty rare stone sourced in an unexpected place‚ÄĒAlexandrite from India; and boy, is it nice!

I took a few minutes of Mr. Ahmed’s time, and asked him about his gems, and will share with you what I learned from him.

High Quality Alexandrite PileFound only in small pockets, veins and mines of Alexandrite being nearly unheard of, the beautiful gems Mr. Ahmed brings to Tucson are sourced by his buyers from small villages in rural India. Rarely measuring more than a few carats in size ‚ÄúLarger stones are too rare, no one finds large 10 carat Alexandrite of good quality.‚ÄĚ Even though they have been known for about 400 years now, and deposits outside of Russia have been found in Brazil, and more recently in India, this is one of the rarer stones available on the market.

These wonderful stones exhibit the green to red shift characteristic of the dichroic Alexandrite; which is the trait which draws so much interest to them. It was explained to me that the percentage of change, whether it be 20% or 90% was one of the most important aspects of this precious gem, and that care should be taken when examining them under different lights. High Quality Alexandrite ‚ÄúWhite light will show off the green color, which should be a deep green with some browns or reddish tints. These other colors will help you determine how much ‘shift’ will occur when you look at the stone under yellow light or in sunlight. When away from white light, you want to look for bright flashes of red, and a nice overall reddish tint to the stone.‚ÄĚ

As the conversation turned to valuing the stones, and insuring that the buyer or designer doesn’t overpay, some guidelines from Mr. Ahmed were very helpful. For ‘average’ stones, that is stones with a 20-35% shift in colors, weighing less than 3 carats, you should expect to pay between $3-500 per carat. Higher quality stones, those with say, 80-90% shift in color are much more dear, with 1 carat stones fetching about $3,500 a carat, 3-4 carat stones bringing $7,000 per carat, and nearly unheard of 10 carat and higher stones bringing $15,000 per carat or better due to their rarity.

– James S.

JOGS Celebrating its 10th anniversary

With the almost overwhelming number of venues that make

up Tucson’s annual Gem and Mineral Society’s huge event, it’s almost easy to forget that each one represents another independent show-within-a-show. One of the largest is celebrating its 10th anniversary‚ÄĒJOGS Gem & Jewelry Show 2013, promoted and organized by Vitaliy Mayzenberg.

Located near Palo Verde and Irvington Road, near the interchange for Interstate 10, JOGS Gem & Jewelry is hosted within the Tucson Expo Center, a sprawling indoor space with four distinct wings and ballrooms; all situated on 25 acres of property and parking. Over the last 10 years, the Expo Center’s General Manager Scott Gardner has been instrumental in helping Vitaliy and Irene Mayzenberg realize their vision of creating a truly international show featuring buyers, designers and manufacturers from around the world; catering to the wholesale buyer who is looking for the best and latest in international jewelry trends.

Fortunately for Tucson, and all involved, each year sees that dream coming closer to fruition; and this year-their 10th anniversary demonstrates very well how Mr. Mayzenberg’s vision is nearing reality.

To help understand the appeal of the show, for both buyers and exhibitors, and how the envisioned growth has taken place; I spoke to several buyers and to a few exhibitors. Their reasons for returning year after year are sometimes surprising, but in the end, boil down to the essentials of good business.

JOGS Winter Show 2013 Registration Now Open!

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February 1-12, 2013
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  • US Largest Amber Jewelry Pavilion
  • Silver & Designer Pavilion
  • Southwestern/American Turquoise Pavilion
  • Gem & Mineral Pavilion
  • Indonesian Jewelry Group
  • Hong Kong/China Manufacturers
  • Thailand Jewelry & Gemstone Dealers
  • Mexican Jewelry Designers
  • African Group: Gemstones/Roughs
  • Nepal Jewelry & Crafts Group
  • Native American Artist Group
  • 200 Jewelry Beads Classes & Seminars
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Studio DF : Silver-Amber Jewelry at JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show 2013

Studio DF at JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show 2013

STUDIO DF is a firm specialized in designing and manufacturing high-quality, unique, silver-amber jewelry.

Almost all of our products are hand-made giving them individuality and unique nature.

amber & ebony pendants at JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show 2013

Wide range of designs exploiting the natural beauty of Baltic amber let us satisfy the most sophisticated and demanding customers. In our offer, besides jewelry, you can find utensils such as: office sets, knives for opening letters, spoons for sugar, etc…

amber pendant at JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show 2013

We also make the unique amber and silver forms, embellishing exclusive indoors of people looking for originality and prestige. Our products have already found their customers in the USA, Europe and Asia.

We are ready to widen our offer according to special projects and wishes of our customers. We are recommended by Polish Amber Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for your interest and we invite you for cooperation.

More Amber Products from Studio DF:

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NNK JEWELRY CO., LTD – Sterling Silver Exhibiting at JOGS Winter Show 2013

NNK Jewelry Co., LTD at JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show Winter 2013

NNK Jewelry Co., Ltd. is a manufacture which specializes in sterling silver with various kinds of opaque stones and variety of designs. We offer both our own designs and also produce upon customer designs. We source our raw material directly from mines around the world and cut them in-house under guidance from our team of expert stone cutters which give us advantage of competitive pricing and genuine quality.

Our mission is to produce the finest jewelry through constant our quality control process, nothing is more essential than satisfying our customer through delivering perfect and beautiful jewelry.
Our team of high skill jewelers, materials and experienced -jewelry caliber, we assure that we can deliver jewelry at competitive prices, good quality, beautiful designs and on-time delivery.

Our company have employee 100 peoples, we can produce fine jewelry about 30,000 -50,000 Units per month. We have 3 designers with development new designs 30 – 50 designs per month. We also can do on other metals such as Brass, Bronze, Gold and White gold. Moreover we expand product line to do silver with gemstone and silver with CZ styles for fulfill all customer request.