By Tony Mancini Every year for the past 60 years people and business from around the world come to Tucson, Arizona for the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. If you are not familiar with the show its the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world. Every major country is represented and dealers and people from around the world come for two weeks to buy, sell, and trade some of the best gems and minerals from around the world.
If you can imagine over 33 hotels all host their own dealers who bring their best. From wholesale to retail everything you can imagine is here. From one dollar to over a million dollars for a single specimen can be found here. Its impossible to see everything but there is something for everyone!
A few of the shows are wholesale only which means you must have a business license to get it, but most are open to the public. Each year there is a specific theme to the show which can be found at the main show help at the Tucson convention center. If you have never been to the Tucson show its a absolute must! Even if you have no interest in rocks, minerals, and fossils you will find world class jewelry. Amazing diamonds, gold, and precious gems from around the world!
Out side of the show Tucson has several places of interest to visitors. Tombstone Arizona is only about a hour away, the Trident Missile Museum is a short drive as well. There is also a huge museum that holds almost every major plane the US military has used. The planes can actually be placed back into service should the need arise! You can visit the tgms.org for detail information about the show. The show is always is help the first week of February and the weather is almost always perfect. See you in 2015!