Sights from Tucson 2013: Week 1

By on February 7, 2013
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by Rose Marion,

Tucson Show Report for
February 7, 2013

Days at the JOGS Show: Lots to see!

We are starting our second week in Tucson with, our sister site. The JOGS Show alone has lots of sights to see! I took a walk around the show with Heather from JewelryTools and here’s a peek of what we saw. Thanks for the great pictures, Heather! (click each picture to enlarge it)

Carved Gemstone Perfume bottles – many people collect these, or give them as gifts. What gemstones can you see here? I see goldstone and a few others.

Gem perfume bottles at JOGS in Tucson

Look at all those delightful pliers! Don’t you just love Wubbers? And check out the yellow bag – JOGS is a bit of an enabler, giving buyers tote bags for all their goodies!

Wubbers and Lindstroms for sale at JOGS in Tucson

Oh my! This Tibetan bead and gift vendor sure knows how to get your attention…

A Tibetan Bead Vendor and his carved scary display at JOGS in Tucson

Jeff Fulkerson and several of his students pose with the rings they made in his bezel class. There are still classes running through this coming Tuesday – click here to see.

Jeff Fulkerson teaching metalsmithing at JOGS in Tucson

Lots of finished jewelry available to buy here: bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

Finished jewelry pieces for sale at JOGS in Tucson

Turquoise, anyone?

Turquoise bead strands drape the tables at JOGS in Tucson

I’ll be visiting some more shows in Tucson next, so you can look forward to a lot of exciting photos next week, too! Are there any shows that are a must-see for you? Let me know in the comments below!

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    February 7, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Can you say “green with envy”. That’s me, wishing I was in Tucson with you! These shows are on my bucket list!

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    Judy with Heirloom Classics Jewelry and Beads

    February 7, 2013 at 9:19 am


    I would have been right there along with you, but was in vehicle accident just a few days before the show began. Now I will have to purchase for the store without seeing many of the gems.

    I love to touch, and see, and smell, and taste, well, maybe not taste, the gems that I purchase for my customers. They appreciate that I am choosy for them. I have loved going to the show in the past but have never taken a class while there. I just cannot seem to find the time. LOL.

    Have a great time for me, and use ALL your senses to take it in. There are too many beautiful things to just “see”.

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    Heidi Rousseau

    February 7, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Next year for sure !Meanwhile I wonder if there are any major gem shows in the northwest area.We live in the s/w of Oregon but will travel up north or down to the Sacramento area for a good show.We have traveled to Tucson in the past and just loved the area and look forward to returning.

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      Alice Olsen

      February 9, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Try google. I’m sure there is one in Seattle but can’t rem. the date. google: gem shows in NW
      Good luck

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    Janice Fingado

    February 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Feel so sad for those of you not able to be here. This is my 8th day; been to JOGS, Gem Mall, Pueblo, AGTA, GJX, and today the opening of the Holidome. The crowds are amazing, much bigger attendance than the last two years, AND the people are buying. Bulging bags everywhere. Trends? Saw a lot of curlicue work on stone pendants, including spirals used on the backs of the stones as additional decoration. Dark blue with Royal Fire on opals. Tons of druzies – everywhere! Lots of new designs on base metal chains. Pearl prices remaining steady, but silver price on findings and clasps astronomical. Hope this helps to assuage your sorrow at not being able to be here. Sincerely, Janice

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    Joan Walker

    February 8, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I know that would be a great show to go to . Maybe I get to one sometime. Until then I need to see if we have a local show. I can’t imagine all those stones in one place.

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    Shirley Howard

    February 9, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    This show is amazing!!!! but be very careful….it’s addictive!!!! LOL!! This is he most intoxicating thing I have ever attended…….Best deals on the lat day…….time to stock up!!!!

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    Janet Sorenson

    January 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Are there any big Gem Shows Closer to Florida? I would love to go to one of these show!