Overview

In the world of color, greater knowledge means better sales.

Free Seminars

Brought to you by the American Gem Society, the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Seminar Series is known for its wide variety of free seminars. Learn about gemstones from mine to market, legal issues facing the industry, in-depth gemstone discussions, social media and marketing, newest bench techniques, roundtable hosting, and more.

Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

GIA Seminars

Learn from the experts at GIA about gem identification techniques, separation of natural from synthetic, treatment determination, and more.

Please note that GIA Seminars are not free and you are required to register with GIA directly to attend one of their seminars. To register, contact GIA at 800-421-7250, ext. 4001.

MJSA “At the Bench Live”

MJSA’s interactive “At the Bench Live” sessions feature some of the industry’s most renowned jewelers demonstrating tips, best practices, and innovative approaches to common (and not so common) repair and fabrication projects.

Overview

In the world of color, greater knowledge means better sales.

Free Seminars

Brought to you by the American Gem Society, the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Seminar Series is known for its wide variety of free seminars. Learn about gemstones from mine to market, legal issues facing the industry, in-depth gemstone discussions, social media and marketing, newest bench techniques, roundtable hosting, and more.

Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

GIA Seminars

Learn from the experts at GIA about gem identification techniques, separation of natural from synthetic, treatment determination, and more.

Please note that GIA Seminars are not free and you are required to register with GIA directly to attend one of their seminars. To register, contact GIA at 800-421-7250, ext. 4001.

MJSA “At the Bench Live”

MJSA’s interactive “At the Bench Live” sessions feature some of the industry’s most renowned jewelers demonstrating tips, best practices, and innovative approaches to common (and not so common) repair and fabrication projects.

Wednesday Seminars

9 AM (Maricopa Room): The Color Conundrum – Gem ID Series

9 AM (Greenlee Room): Legal Update with JVC and Christina T. Miller Consulting: Responsible Sourcing from Mine to Mine

9 AM (Graham Room): A Brief History of Faceting and the Birth of Modern Gem Cutting

9AM (Mohave Room): Mozambique Rubies by GIA

1 PM (Mohave Room):Practical Guide to Jewelry Appraising

1 PM (Maricopa Room):AGL: Updates from the Laboratory

1PM (Greenlee Room):The Lustrous Mysteries of American Natural Pearls

1 PM (Graham Room):Seeing Colour: Succeed with the Spectroscope

Thursday Seminars

9 AM (Mohave Room): Retail or e-Commerce – The Blended Future

9 AM (Maricopa Room): Market Trends, Industry Changes, and Gem Sourcing Considerations

9 AM (Greenlee Room): Evolution of The Pearl Goddess

9 AM (Graham Room): Advances in Hydrocarbon Gemology: Is It All Just ‘Smoke and Mirrors

11:30 AM (Gila Room): Line ‘Em Up: Single-Row Pavé Setting by MJSA “At the Bench Live”

1 PM (Mohave Room): The Social Spectrum: How Industry Stars Color Their Instagram Pages

1 PM (Greenlee Room): The Color of Money: Turning Consumer Trends into Profit

1 PM (Graham Room): Sapphire Isle: Updates on Madagascar Sapphire

1 PM (Maricopa Room): GIA Diamond Origin Report by GIA

3:30 PM (Gila Room): Scaling New Heights: Fishtail Setting by MJSA “At the Bench Live”

Thursday Seminars

9 AM (Mohave Room): Retail or e-Commerce – The Blended Future

9 AM (Maricopa Room): Market Trends, Industry Changes, and Gem Sourcing Considerations

9 AM (Greenlee Room): Evolution of The Pearl Goddess

9 AM (Graham Room): Advances in Hydrocarbon Gemology: Is It All Just ‘Smoke and Mirrors

11:30 AM (Gila Room): Line ‘Em Up: Single-Row Pavé Setting by MJSA “At the Bench Live”

1 PM (Mohave Room): The Social Spectrum: How Industry Stars Color Their Instagram Pages

1 PM (Greenlee Room): The Color of Money: Turning Consumer Trends into Profit

1 PM (Graham Room): Sapphire Isle: Updates on Madagascar Sapphire

1 PM (Maricopa Room): GIA Diamond Origin Report by GIA

3:30 PM (Gila Room): Scaling New Heights: Fishtail Setting by MJSA “At the Bench Live”

Friday Seminars

9 AM (Graham Room): A Worldwide Spring of Jade

9 AM (Maricopa Room): Let’s Get Social! The Power of Socially Responsible Sourcing

9 AM (Greenlee Room): Effective Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People

9 AM (Mohave Room): Research Update by GIA

11:30 AM (Gila Room): Finish Line: Creating Cool Textures by MJSA “At the Bench Live”

1 PM (Graham Room): An Update on Pearl Localities

1 PM (Mohave Room): Turquoise – Stone of Mystery

1 PM (Maricopa Room): Evaluation and Pricing of Jadeite and Nephrite Jade

1 PM (Greenlee Room): The Gemstone Market: A Historical Perspective

1 PM (Coconino Room): Identifying Laboratory-Grown Diamond by GIA, Fee-Based Seminar

3:30 PM (Gila Room): A Closer Look: Vintage Hand-Engraved Patterns by MJSA “At the Bench Live”

Saturday Seminars

9 AM (Mohave Room): A World-First Gemstone Industry Resource for Opal Knowledge Services, Research, Education, Training and Creativity

9 AM (Maricopa Room): Opportunities in the Gem Market Beyond the ‘Big 3’

9 AM (Greenlee Room): Foundations of Gem Optics

9 AM (Coconino Room): Non-Transparent Gemstones by GIA, Fee-Based Seminar

11:30 AM (Gila Room): Marrying Tradition and Tech: CAD/CAM at the Bench by MJSA “At the Bench Live”

1 PM (Maricopa Room): Sapphire Trend: Peach and Teal vs. Traditional Blue

1 PM (Greenlee Room): Green Gems: ID of Natural, Treated, and Synthetic Look-Alikes with Portable and Lab Instruments

1 PM (Coconino Room): Colored Stone Treatments by GIA, Fee-Based Seminar

3:30 PM (Gila Room): The Three Cs: Carving, CAD, and Casting by MJSA ” At the Bench Live”

Saturday Seminars

9 AM (Mohave Room): A World-First Gemstone Industry Resource for Opal Knowledge Services, Research, Education, Training and Creativity

9 AM (Maricopa Room): Opportunities in the Gem Market Beyond the ‘Big 3’

9 AM (Greenlee Room): Foundations of Gem Optics

9 AM (Coconino Room): Non-Transparent Gemstones by GIA, Fee-Based Seminar

11:30 AM (Gila Room): Marrying Tradition and Tech: CAD/CAM at the Bench by MJSA “At the Bench Live”

1 PM (Maricopa Room): Sapphire Trend: Peach and Teal vs. Traditional Blue

1 PM (Greenlee Room): Green Gems: ID of Natural, Treated, and Synthetic Look-Alikes with Portable and Lab Instruments

1 PM (Coconino Room): Colored Stone Treatments by GIA, Fee-Based Seminar

3:30 PM (Gila Room): The Three Cs: Carving, CAD, and Casting by MJSA ” At the Bench Live”