GJX premiered in 1994 with only 35 booths and became the fastest growing gem show in Tucson’s gem show history now boasting nearly 700 booths held in a 120,000 square foot ultra-structure that is fully carpeted and climate controlled. We are a “wholesale-to-the-trade-only” show and limited to finished jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, gem carvings and/or related lapidary equipment and packaging. Only qualified buyers will be admitted into the show.
We offer the same amenities found in many of the shows held in permanent facilities, such as a food court, coffee bar, along with a helpful, friendly staff. We also offer spacious aisles for the convenience of our buyers. Armed, off-duty Tucson Police personnel are on-site 24-hours a day to ensure the safety of our staff, buyers and exhibitors.
There are currently about 48 independently owned and operated shows held almost simultaneously during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, with over 3,000 exhibitors citywide.