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Tucson Gem Show FAQ 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tucson Gem Show.

About the Tucson Gem Show

What is the Tucson Gem Show?

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. The Tucson Gem Show is made up of 40+ different shows, each one offering different materials and vendors.

What are some Tucson Gem Show tips?

  • The Tucson Gem Show is made up of many different shows. Plan ahead by using our Tucson Gem Show schedule, Tucson Gem Show Calendar, and Tucson Gem Show Map to decide which ones to go to.
  • Some shows allow pre-registration online, view our information about wholesale passes and register your business early online to save time at the shows.
  • You will be walking a lot! Wear a sturdy pair of walking shoes, running shoes or sneakers. Do not wear heels, flats or sandals.
  • If you plan on purchasing in large quantities, bring a small rolling suitcase.
  • Bring copies of your business card if you own a busines.
  • More Tucson Gem Show Tips

How big is the Tucson Gem Show?

The Tucson Gem Show is not a single show, it is actually a showcase made up of over 40 different shows spread across the city of Tucson. According to a study done by the city of Tucson last year, the average show size indoors is 47,641 square feet or 118,446 square feet outdoors. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show offers almost three-times the indoor space at 155,000 square feet (two football fields, plus our outdoor tents!).

How many people attend the Tucson Gem Show?

Ever year over 65,000 business owners, designers, lapidarists, collectors and rock enthusiasts attend the Tucson Gem Show. The average show receives approximately 10,000 visitors each year according to a survey done by the city of Tucson last year. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show has almost 50,000 registered buyers who have attended over the years!

How many vendors are at each of the shows at the Tucson Gem Show?

Each show has a different set of vendors, some shows at the Tucson Gem Show have hundreds of vendors while others have just a few. In a survey done last year by the city, there is an average of 100 exhibitors at each show. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show has over 300 vendors and over 800 booths!

How can I see a List of Vendors at the Tucson Gem Show?

Each show will have its own list of vendors, and there are over forty different vendors during the Tucson Gem Show. Some shows have websites that list their vendors, others have show guides you can pick up at the show, and others do not have any formal listing. You can also look for Tucson Show Guide publications across the city - the The Tucson Show Guide, the MetaGuide Magazines Tucson Guide, and The Tucson EZ-Guide are all useful gem show publications with directories.

The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show keeps a list of all vendors attending our shows online. You can view the most recently available list at jogsshow.com/list

What products can you find at the Tucson Gem Show?

Each show will have its own specialization - some shows carry a wide variety of items, while others focus on a specific area in the gem & jewelry industry. Shows that are indoors will have more high-end items, and shows outdoors are more likely to have more rough materials.

The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show carries a wide variety, and has both indoor and outdoor vendors. You can see a list of the exhibitors and what they carry here: joggshow.com/list, and you can see an overview of the pavilions at the JOGS show here jogsshow.com/jogs-pavilions. At the JOGS show you can find these types of items from "Mother Earth":

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

Tucson Gem Show Dates

When is the Tucson Gem Show?

The Tucson Gem Show is an annual event which takes place at the beginning of every year, near the end of January through mid-February. Each year's show dates are different, and are decided upon individually by each of the 40+ shows.

The Tucson Gem Show dates start as early as April 7 and the last show ends April 18.

The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show takes place April 7 - 18.

When is the next Tucson Gem Show?

The next Tucson Gem Show will take place late January through mid-February, in Tucson, Arizona.

When is the Tucson Gem Show 2022?

The Tucson Gem Show takes places over the course of three weeks. The earliest show starts April 7 and last shows ends on April 18. Each show has different dates which are decided on individually by the 40+ shows.

The 2022 JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show takes place April 7 - 18, 2022. Below is a list of the 2022 shows, if you'd like more details view our Tucson Gem Show Schedule for 2022.

Tucson Gem Show 2022 Schedule

What are the Tucson Gem Show 2022 Dates?

The first 2022 Tucson Gem Show starts April 7 and the last shows ends on April 18.  The 2022 Tucson Gem Show takes places over the course of three weeks. Each show has different dates which are decided on individually by the 40+ shows.

The 2022 JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show takes place April 7 - 18, 2022.

Tucson Gem Show 2022 Schedule

When does the Tucson Gem Show start?

The Tucson Gem Show starts on a different date each year, and each of the 40+ shows has a different start date. The first show for 2022 starts on April 7, but there is no specific start date for all the shows. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show starts April 7 and ends 18.

When does the Tucson Gem Show end?

The Tucson Gem Show ends on a different date each year, and each of the 40+ shows has a different end date. The last show for 2022 ends on April 18, but there is no specific end date for all the shows. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show ends 18 (it starts April 7.)

Is there a Tucson Gem Show in September?

There is a much smaller version of the famous Tucson Gem Show that takes place during August - September every year, allowing businesses to restock before the holiday season. Check our Tucson Gem Show schedule to see the dates for the upcoming September Tucson Gem Show. Although this show is much smaller, it's the perfect place for buyer within driving distance to stock up! It's also a great place to find interesting and unique holiday gifts from "Mother Earth".

What are the Tucson Gem Show hours?

There are forty different shows during the Tucson Gem Show, and each one has its own dates and hours. Most shows are not open very late or very early.

Hours for the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show hours are April 7 - 18, 2022  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, except on the last day (18) the hours are 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Tucson Gem Show Public & Wholesale

How do you register for the Tucson Gem Show?

The Tucson Gem Show is made up of over forty different shows, each one run by a different organizer. Some shows require registration, while others allow you to walk right in. If you are coming on behalf of a business as a wholesale buyer, you may want to register for wholesale passes and register your business early online to save time at the shows.

How do I register my wholesale business at the Tucson Gem Show?

Each show at the Tucson Gem Show has a different process for registering wholesale at the Tucson Gem Show. These shows will likely require proof of owning a business and for you to fill out a registration form.These are the shows that offer wholesale registration:

  • JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show (Online Registration & At-the-Door)
  • SRGJ Show (Silk Road Gem & Jewelry Show on Grant) (Online Registration & At-the-Door)
  • JCK Tucson (Online Registration & At-the-Door)
  • G&LW Holidome/Gem Mall (Online Registration & At-the-Door)
  • A.G.T.A. GemFair (Online Registration & At-the-Door)
  • GJX Gem & Jewelry Show (Online Registration & At-the-Door)
  • Miners Co-op Rock Show (At-the-Door)
  • Mineral & Fossil Co-op (At-the-Door)
  • Arizona Independent Warehouse Show (At-the-Door)
  • 1820 Oracle Wholesale Show (At-the-Door)
The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show requires three things:
  1. Government-issued Photo ID
  2. Proof of Registered Business
  3. Proof of Buying Wholesale from the Gem & Jewelry Industry
You can learn more about the options for registering wholesale and credentials for the JOGS Show here: jogsshow.com/credentials

How do you buy wholesale at the Tucson Gem Show?

To buy wholesale at the Tucson Gem Show, you must have a valid wholesale or resale certificate form the state your business is registered in. Buy wholesale allows you to purchase goods that you plan to re-sell without paying taxes to the vendor you buy them from. A business license is not the same as a resale license. Here are some of the names of resale licenses in different states:

  • Resale License
  • Wholesale Tax Certificate
  • Sales and Use Tax Certificate
  • Transaction Privilege Tax License
  • State Tax Permit
  • Seller’s Permit
If you are looking to buy at "wholesale prices" you can often get great deals at the show whether or not you have a resale license! Many vendors are direct sellers, which means they do not have to go through a middle-man to sell their goods, which means prices are almost always lower than you would find them in a retail store for jewelry and gem decor. Vendors also often additional discounts for business owners or for buying in bulk.

How do I know the wholesale price at the Tucson Gem Show?

Many vendors obscure their wholesale prices as to not confuse guests shopping for themselves. Wholesale prices are usually only available to buyers who own a business, or who are buying in large quantities meant for resale. There are different ways of showing wholsale prices on tags: some vendors use color coding, some vendors use a letters-to-numbers system, some vendors use a code or SKU, and some vendors do not place the wholesale price on the product at all and you have to ask them to find out wholesale pricing.

How do I get the best prices at the Tucson Gem Show?

By shopping at the Tucson Gem Show you often get fantastic prices whether you are shopping for yourself or for a business, because many of the vendors are direct-source which means you skip the middle-man and buy directly from the designer, miner or manufacturer. These prices are almost always much less than you would pay shopping retail at a store or gift shop. some vendors also offer additional discounts if you are buying in bulk - look for signs in their booth, or ask the vendor about bulk or wholesale pricing. Keep in mind that some vendors only offer discounts to registered businesses, and that bulk usually means 100+ pieces or in the hundreds of dolalrs or more.

How do I fill out a Tucson Gem Show application?

The Tucson Gem Show is actually made up of many different shows, and each one will have its own application process.If you are looking to attend the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show, you can apply to attend the show as a buyer or seller.

Is the Tucson Gem Show open to the public?

A majority of the 40+ shows that take place during the Tucson Gem Show are open to the public. Some, however, only allow attendees to come to their show if they have a registered business in the gem & jewelry industry and are not open to the public.

These shows are not open to the public: JCK Tucson, Arizona Independent Warehouse Show, 1820 Oracle Wholesale Show, G&LW Holidome/Gem Mall, A.G.T.A. GemFair, and GJX Gem & Jewelry Show. All other 2022 Tucson Gem Shows are open to the public - some are focused on the public, while most are a mix of wholesale and public. More information about wholesale registration here. 

Where can I buy Tucson Gem Show tickets?

Tickets for the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show will be visible on our registration page once they are available. Tickets for other shows during the Tucson Gem Show will be available on the show's respective sites.

Is the Tucson Gem Show free?

The Tucson Gem Show is made up of 40+ different shows and each of the different shows is run by a different company - some shows are free to attend, some shows are restricted to wholesale buyers, and some shows charge an entrance fee.

The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show is free for registered business owners, and has tickets available to the public.

How much are tickets to the Tucson Gem Show?

Tickets for the Tucson Gem Show are actually for individual shows - there is over 40 different shows that take place during the Tucson Gem Show. Some shows have free entrance, while other shows require you to buy a ticket.

Tickets for the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show cost $20 at the door. You may be able to receive a discount by signing up for newsletters on the homepage of jogsshow.com.

Tucson Gem Show Location

Where is the Tucson Gem Show?

The Tucson Gem Show takes place every year in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The Tucson Gem Show is made up of forty different shows, and each show has a different location in the city of Tucson.

What is the location of the Tucson Gem Show?

The Tucson Gem Show is located every year in Tucson, Arizona. The Tucson Gem Show is made up of over forty different shows, each with a different location across the city.

Where to go at the Tucson Gem Show?

The Tucson Gem Show is made up of forty shows that all happen in Tucson, Arizona. Each show has a different location, and there are many free shuttles that run between the shows. Choose the shows you want to go to, then use our map and shuttles list to figure out where to go!

What Tucson Gem Shows are near me?

The Tucson Gem Show is spread out across Tucson, Arizona. View our Tucson Gem Show Map to see which Tucson Gem Shows are near you.

Is the Tucson Gem Show at the convention center?

The The AGTA GemFair Show and Tucson Gem & Mineral Show take place at the convention center during the Tucson Gem Show, which consists of forty different shows spread out across the entire city of Tucson. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show takes place at the Tucson Expo Center,  View our Tucson Gem Show Map!

Is the Tucson Gem Show at Kino?

The Kino Gem & Mineral Show take place at the Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way during the Tucson Gem Show, which consists of forty different shows spread out across the entire city of Tucson. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show takes place at the Tucson Expo Center,  View our Tucson Gem Show Map!

Is the Tucson Gem Show at the Holidome?

The G&LW Show take place at the Holidome 4475 S. Country Club Road during the Tucson Gem Show, which consists of forty different shows spread out across the entire city of Tucson. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show takes place at the Tucson Expo Center,  View our Tucson Gem Show Map!

Is the Tucson Gem Show at the Tucson Expo Center?

Yes! The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show take place at the Tucson Expo Center 3750 E.Irvington Road during the Tucson Gem Show, which consists of forty different shows spread out across the entire city of Tucson. View our Tucson Gem Show Map!

Tucson Gem Show Hotels

What hotel should I stay at during the Tucson gem Show?

There are many hotels in Tucson, Arizona during the Tucson Gem Show, some of them even host gem show vendors selling their minerals and fossils out of their hotel rooms! Hotels range from 5-star high-class stays to inexpensive motels. When booking a hotel, the general advice is to book early, book near shows you are planning to visit if you don't have a car, and book at the higher end of what you can afford. We've put together a list of hotels available during the Tucson Gem Show to help you pick the perfect one.

Where to stay for the Tucson Gem Show?

Finding a place to stay for the Tucson Gem Show isn't hard - the entire city opens its arms to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who fly and drive to the city during the Gem Show. Visitors can stay in one of the many hotels near the Tucson Gem Show.

How can I book a hotel for the Tucson Gem Show?

All hotels allow you to book directly either on their website or by calling them, here's our list of hotels near the Tucson Gem Show. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show works with a third party hotel registration partner, who will help you book your hotels and give you a discount if you are making an extended stay during the Tucson Gem Show.

Is there a discount on hotels for the Tucson Gem Show?

Yes. The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show works with a third party hotel registration partner, who will help you book your hotels and give you a discount if you are making an extended stay during the Tucson Gem Show. Note that she charges a fee for her service, but the fee is often covered by the savings you make.

View hotel Discounts

Exhibit at the Tucson Gem Show

How do I exhibit at the Tucson Gem Show?

Each show during the Tucson Gem Show has a different process for exhibiting in a booth at their show. Exhibiting during the shows is not free, and booth prices range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the venue and the quality of the show. Some shows allow you to aply to exhibit on their website, while others require you to email or call about exhibiting.

The JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show has sold out of indoor space, please apply to exhibit if you are interested in reserving a place at one of the biggest shows at the Tucson Expo Center.

Apply to exhibit

Tucson Gem Show Shuttles

What shuttles are available during the Tucson Gem Show?

There are many free shuttles available during the Tucson Gem Show. The city of Tucson offers four free shuttles called the GemRide shuttles that travel to almost all the shows and large parking structures in Tucson. These shuttle routes are the Kino Gem Loop near the airport, the Downtown Gem Loop, the Mineral & Fossil Loop north of downtown, and the Casino Del Sol loop.

Many of the individual shows also offer additional shuttles, for example the JOGS Show offers a free limo shuttle for registered buyers between the JOGS Show and AGTA Show, and there is a show-sponsored shuttle that travels between the biggest shows near the airport called the Copper Shuttle. You can view a list of shuttles on our Tucson Gem Show 2022 Shuttles page. Some hotels also independently offer shuttles to nearby shows or to the airport and we are working on a list of which hotels offer shuttles during the Tucson Gem Show!

Is there a shuttle from my hotel during the Tucson Gem Show?

Most hotels do not offer a free shuttle to the Tucson Gem Show shows. However, some hotels do, and here is a list of hotels that offer shuttles during the Tucson Gem Show.

If your hotel does not offer a free shuttle, you can also check if your hotel is near a stop for the Tucson GemRide, a free shuttle route for Tucson Gem Show visitors that goes to all the shows offered by the city. If your hotel is not on the GemRide route, the easiest way to get to the Tucson Gem Show shows is by calling a taxi, or booking a Lyft or Uber ride.