The world’s largest and most impressive gem show is returning to Tucson for two weeks between January 28th and February 12th 2017. During this time Tucson will turn into a playground for international gem and mineral trading, bargain hunting and collecting. The show itself includes over 40 different events taking place in exhibit halls, hotels, road side exhibits and conference centres around Tucson. This internationally acclaimed gem show has been the world’s leading gem show since the 1970’s. Most events are free to the public while some charge a small donation for admission. Whether a professional trader, amateur collector or bargain hunter there is plenty to see and do at Tucson’s Gem Show this year!
Nearly 50,000 people attend the gem show over the two weeks and the show is not just for the pros! Junior educational programs and hands-on-activities like digging for dinosaur fossils make the show fun for kids of all ages. Serious collectors from around the world will be impressed at the range of gems, minerals, beads, fossils, art and more. Some of the special events featured during the show include The Tucson Bead Show, The International Gem and Jewelry Show, Fine Mineral International amongst over 40 more. There will be everything from rare diamonds to petrified wood available to browse or to purchase at the show.
Every year the Tucson Gem Show features unique exhibits to check out. In past year’s attendees have been able to view museum quality displays such as the world’s largest meteorite or a five-foot-tall geode. At some events there are on-site appraisers however it’s always best to do some research before buying that rare piece. The show is on from 8am to 10pm daily closing in the evening between 6pm and 8pm. There are plenty of food vendors or restaurants nearby, so those attending the Gem Show can rest assured there will be plenty of fuel for a full day exploring the unique wares on offer.
Looking for somewhere to stay during this year’s Gem Show? Stargate West Luxury Apartments is less than a 10 minute drive to the Tucson Convention Centre with public transportation options for those without a vehicle. Stargate West offers one, two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments which are available on a short-term basis. Our charming and luxurious community is tucked away in Tucson’s Western Foothills. Cool off in our resort-style swimming pool after a day at the Gem Show and ensure a good night’s rest in our comfortable and well-appointed apartments. To book your stay at Stargate West Holiday Apartments during the Tucson Gem Show 2017, contact us today.