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“MINERAL TREASURES OF THE MIDWEST”

FEBRUARY 09–12, 2017
Booth #1913 (in the Arena)

The largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world.

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® has enjoyed international stature since the 1970s, and was the first gem and mineral show to bring the hobby enthusiast, the public, and the curator/professionals together for discovery and discussion.

Tucson Convention Center
260 South Church Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 12, 2017 at all TCC Ticket outlets.
http://www.tgms.org/show/

Printable Discount on Admission

Booth location TBD
March 10-12, 2017
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY:  10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
SUNDAY:  10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

The Scottsdale Arts Festival features artists working in all media. A jury of local arts professionals selects the artists to exhibit and, during the Festival, awards prizes in numerous categories, including painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, printmaking, textiles, woodworking and more.

Paid Admission to Enter
http://www.scottsdaleartsfestival.org/

Check us at booth #100.

For decades, locals and visitors have discovered Tucson’s best artisans at the Tucson Museum of Art’s annual Spring and winter Holiday Artisans Markets, featuring more than 100 juried artisans of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items.

Add us to your JCK Show Planner JCK Las Vegas is the leading jewelry event in North America open to all jewelry professionals. Each year, the industry gathers where the latest awe-inspiring domestic and international designers and most sought after trends are showcased in a secure environment. The industry event combines a plethora of networking events and complimentary education sessions with the industry’s broadest selection of finished jewelry, gems and timepieces.

Making its debut into the Tucson international jewelry buying marketplace February 3 – 8, 2014, JCK Tucson will deliver a broad selection of product, events, and programming to create the premier B2B industry experience that you expect from a JCK event.

Location
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
3800 W Starr Pass Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745-5115

Show Dates & Hours:
Monday, February 3 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, February 4 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, February 5 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, February 6 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, February 7 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, February 8 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The acclaimed Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™ is held every year on the second full weekend of February (starting with a Thursday). It has set the standard for gem and mineral shows around the world, and is now the largest gem and mineral show in the United States. The Show is open to the public and presents Retail Dealers only. Proceeds from the Show remain in the Tucson economy and are used to support mineral knowledge and appreciation.

 

February 13 – 16, 2014

 

“60 Years of Diamonds, Gems, Silver and Gold”

 

Tucson Convention Center

260 South Church Avenue

Tucson, Arizona 85701

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 16, 2014 at all TCC Ticket outlets.

 

Admission is $10.00 ($9.00 plus $1.00 TCC ticket tax) per adult. Children 14 and under are free with a paying adult.

Clip this coupon for a $1.00 OFF on one adult General Admission ticket!*

 

Friday, February 14, 2014 is Active Military and Senior Citizens Day (62 and older) receive $2.00 off* the regularly priced ticket (cannot be used with any other discount).

 

2-day tickets will be available for a cost of $17.00*.

*Discounts cannot be combined.

According to experts at the nonprofit gemology organization G.I.A, chemicals found in everyday substances like hairspray, lotions, perfumes, or other cosmetics can permanently damage the nacre of your dazzling gemstones, and can corrode the alloys in that shiny setting. Also, when jewelry is worn, its surfaces undergo changes. Polished surfaces become more matte, and matte surfaces gradually become shinier. Most metals and ceramic objects are harder than gold and platinum. Understanding how to care for your treasured jewelry can make a world of difference in maintaining its beauty and keeping its heirloom quality sparkling for generations to come.

GIA recommends cleaning most colored gems with warm water, mild soap (no detergents), and a soft brush. A pulsed-water dental cleaning appliance and a soft, lint-free cloth can also be used. Be sure to stop the sink’s drain or use a rubber mat in case the stone comes loose from its setting.
Soft gems, such as pearls, on the other hand, can easily be scratched. Use a microfiber cloth to remove residue, see attached. GIA suggests using an unused makeup brush or cotton swab and warm, soapy water. Lay the pearls on a towel to dry. The wet string can stretch—and attract dirt—so don’t touch a string of pearls until they are completely dry. Pearls worn every few days should be restrung once a year.

Proper jewelry storage is often overlooked. Jewelry should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser—that’s a recipe for scratches and fractured gems. Most jewelry pieces come in a box or pouch from the store, which is a perfect place to keep them. Sterling silver, for example, should be kept in an anti-tarnish bag or cloth.
Many jewelry stores offer free check-up or professional cleaning at scheduled intervals (once a year is common), as do we.

Best way to find your size:

  1. Next time you’re near a local jeweler, simply stop in and ask if they can check your ring size in both WIDE and NARROW bands *take note. Most jewelers would be willing to measure you without any obligation to buy.
  2. Contact us to borrow a ring sizing set. Find your size in the comfort of your home and when you’re finished return the ring sizing set with an enclosed shipping label.
  3. Another way to find your ring size is with a few tools. You will need a narrow strip of paper, pen or pencil and a ruler (units of millimeters preferred):
    1. Wrap a strip of paper around your finger.
    2. Mark the point where the two ends overlap to meet.
    3. Measure the paper against a ruler to get the circumference of your finger. Done!
    4. Now you’re ready to share your size, however, be sure to detail that it’s the circumference and the units so we will know how to convert it.

Additionally, there are a number of online sources to assist you with this, ie:

JCK Marketplace maven Brittany Siminitz reports on the latest products and style trends. Live from JCK Las Vegas Day 2 where Brittany stops by ESJ’s Design Center booth.