JCK 5: More Shows to Shop in Tucson



1. Centurion Jewelry Held at the Westin La Paloma Resort, this invitation-only event kicks off Tucson’s gem week. (Jan. 30–Feb. 1)

2. Gem and Jewelry Exchange Located across the parking lot from the Tucson Convention Center, GJX hosts 700 dealers with a range of rocks, from fine rubies and tourmaline cabochons (pictured) to funky pietra dura stones like sugalite. (Feb. 1–6)

3. Gem and Lapidary Dealers Association GLDA houses a pavilion of high-end German gem artists, including Atelier Zobel, at the Marriott Starr Pass Resort. (Jan. 31–Feb. 6)

4. Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers G&LW—with every­thing from findings to tools to diamond beads, as well as a quirky Dollar Tent—starts at the Gem Mall and the Grant Inn, then moves to the Holiday Inn/Holidome. (Jan. 29–Feb. 11; Feb. 3–11)

5. The Freeway Shows Hit the tents along I-10 (between the Days Inn and La Quinta Inn) for fun finds like $1 pearl strands, fossils, and diamond-tipped drill bits. (All start Jan. 28)