Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 71
  1. #1
    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Abi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Arizona as of 9/2017
    Posts
    194

    Talking Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2018

    Hi Pearl Family! I haven't posted in awhile, have a lot of pearling up to do!

    I was wondering who is coming into to Tucson this month! It's my first time going, and I was hoping to meet some of the pearl guide family! I learned through facebook that Kojima will be at the GJX.

    Sadly, I'm not seeing any way I can go into that show.
    Please post if you're going and what days you'll be in the city!

    I'm definitely going to be in Tucson during the weekends and some mondays/fridays.

    Can anyone suggest some gem/mineral shows there?
    "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too."-Vincent Van Gogh

  2. #2
    Co-Founder: Cortez Pearls Senior Guide Member CortezPearls's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
    Posts
    772

    Default

    Sure thing! GJX (we will be there at booth 508) and AGTA are great with pearls!
    Douglas McLaurin-Moreno
    Co-Founder Cortez Pearl Farm
    Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
    Website: www.perlas.mx
    Douglas McLaurin's Blog
    Sustainable Cortez Pearl Jewelry: www.perlas.mx
    Follow Me!
    Instagram
    YouTube
    ]


    Your Life evolves in the same way a Pearl grows: with continuous layers of experiences/nacre that add to the Story of your Life on Earth and make you Unique and Beautiful.
    Douglas McLaurin-Moreno

  3. #3
    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    10,029

    Default

    Abi,

    Perhaps someone who's going could get you in as a guest. Do you have business cards? I don't know how it all works, but looks like first guest is free and additional 3, $35 each. Probably there will be more information posted here soon. Unfortunately, I won't be there. I did go in 2007 and it was amazing!
    Pattye


    PatriciaSaabDesigns.etsy.com

    facebook.com/PatriciaSaabDesigns

    SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

  4. #4
    Natural Pearl Lover Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert MSC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2,648

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    Abi,

    Perhaps someone who's going could get you in as a guest. Do you have business cards? I don't know how it all works, but looks like first guest is free and additional 3, $35 each. Probably there will be more information posted here soon. Unfortunately, I won't be there. I did go in 2007 and it was amazing!
    This is great information, Pattye, thank you for sharing! I'm hoping to attend as a photographer and go along with someone in the pearl or gem business in future years.
    Check out my photos here
    Instagram: @ajs.joyful.images

  5. #5
    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member ericw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    South of France
    Posts
    590

    Default

    How lucky you are to be able to see such a great show! I have always dreamt to go there...

  6. #6
    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Pareltje's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Town
    Posts
    1,376

    Default

    I wish Tucson was nearby! I surely would love to go there and have a look around!

  7. #7
    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Abi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Arizona as of 9/2017
    Posts
    194

    Default

    Douglas: I don't think I could get into those shows, but I would love to somehow meet you and see the beautiful SOC pearls that you're bringing!

    Pattye: my dearest friend! I unfortunately do not have any business cards. I am but a pearl lover who just loves looking at, stringing, jewelry making pearls for myself and my family. If someone could help me get through the door in either show, that would be extremely generous, and I would be grateful! (I hope to catch up with you at your convenience!)

    MSC: are you coming to Tucson this year ?

    Ericw: I hope you would be able to go soon, and make that dream come true!

    Pareltje: If you ever get to go, please let me know! I don't live in Tucson, but its close enough where it's
    Driveable. It would be nice to meet up and walk around a bit with a dear PG!
    "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too."-Vincent Van Gogh

  8. #8
    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert JerseyPearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    New Jersey, of course!
    Posts
    5,530

    Default

    I am going to be attending both the AGTA and GJX shows, as well as a couple of others (hopefully). I am planning on attending Elisabeth Strack's pearl talk. Would love to connect with others attending! I will definitely swing by Douglas and Sarah's booths. I wish I were big enough to be exhibiting...but I am satisfied with being a buyer and hope to find some wonderful stones to work into my designs.
    Etsy shop: OceansCove
    Instagram: OceansCove
    IGTV: Ocean's Cove Jewelry
    Amazon Handmade: Ocean's Cove
    Pinterest: OceansCove

  9. #9
    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    10,029

    Default

    A group of P-G'ers usually attends Elizabeth Strack's talk & meets up right after. Jeremy may be posting info soon~ There is much to see even if one can't get into all the shows.

    Abi, dear, you can print up your own business cards, or order from Vista print quite inexpensively. They have some nice designs!
    Pattye


    PatriciaSaabDesigns.etsy.com

    facebook.com/PatriciaSaabDesigns

    SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

  10. #10
    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Abi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Arizona as of 9/2017
    Posts
    194

    Default

    May I ask where Elizabeth's Stracks talk will be held? I would love to try attending as well!
    Pattye: I think they require a license number as well as business card.

    Pattye-
    "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too."-Vincent Van Gogh

  11. #11
    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert JerseyPearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    New Jersey, of course!
    Posts
    5,530

    Default

    Here is a link to the seminars...not sure if it's only for those registered

    http://agta.org/tradeshows/gft-seminars.html
    Etsy shop: OceansCove
    Instagram: OceansCove
    IGTV: Ocean's Cove Jewelry
    Amazon Handmade: Ocean's Cove
    Pinterest: OceansCove

  12. #12
    First-graft Pearl Senior Member Abi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Arizona as of 9/2017
    Posts
    194

    Default

    Thank you JP!

    Ah so AGTA has the pearl seminars! That kind of bums me out. One of the main reasons I wanna go to the show is to sit in the seminars to learn about pearls, other gems, etc. I heard AGTA is even harder to get in to if you don't own a business/ part of a company.
    "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too."-Vincent Van Gogh

  13. #13
    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert JerseyPearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    New Jersey, of course!
    Posts
    5,530

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    Betty Sue King: AGTA Gemfair Tucson, AZ-Jan 30-Feb 4
    Tucson Convention Center-Booth 1010

    Lecture: Pearl Potpourri Thurs. Feb. 4th, 1-2pm, TCC, Graham Room

    (they named a room after me, sweet!)
    Oh wow, I didn't see that one. Thanks Wendy. Will you be attending the shows?
    Etsy shop: OceansCove
    Instagram: OceansCove
    IGTV: Ocean's Cove Jewelry
    Amazon Handmade: Ocean's Cove
    Pinterest: OceansCove

  14. #14
    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    10,029

    Default

    Abi,

    I'm not sure what all the requirements are. Here in OR we don't collect sales tax, no retail, so I have no requirement for business license. I'd recommend anyone with questions to give them a call and see what you can find out.

    AGTA has a toll-free number, 800-972-1162
    Pattye


    PatriciaSaabDesigns.etsy.com

    facebook.com/PatriciaSaabDesigns

    SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

  15. #15
    purveyor of pearls Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pearlescence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    3,728

    Default

    Hi Jersey Pearl
    No, I won't travel to the USA while you require my fingerprints. I've spent my whole life without any state having my prints. It's a small civil liberties thing (although I might change my mind if our government required all incoming USA citizens to have their prints taken. Reciprocity)

Similar Threads

  1. 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows - AGTA news
    By Caitlin in forum Pearling Industry News
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-03-2017, 01:03 PM
  2. Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Feb2016
    By Caitlin in forum Pearling Industry News
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 02-10-2016, 09:25 AM
  3. My first Gem & Mineral Show
    By MrsD in forum Other Stuff!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-30-2013, 11:54 PM
  4. Jewelry, Mineral and Gem Show 2007 - Golden, CO
    By Mandy in forum Pearling Industry News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-25-2007, 05:22 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-27-2005, 05:15 PM