The Germans are Coming

From Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, Tucson, Ariz., will again play host to a number of international gem artists and dealers. One international event will be sponsored by the Gem and Lapidary Dealers Association (GLDA) at the Holiday Inn City Center. Germany’s Idar-Oberstein Group, scheduled for the Upper Starlight Ballroom, will be bringing a preview exhibit from the German Gemstone Museum entitled “Antique Tie Sticks From Years Past.” Hosted by the German Gemmological Association, presentations on the exhibit will be given by Drs. Ulrich Henn and Claudio Milisend.

The Idar-Oberstein Group will be offering Spiessbraten, a traditional beef barbecue, served with, of course, German beer. Please RSVP for this event by e-mail to, or request more information by fax at (49 67) 81-4818.