AGTA GemFair™ Opens with Excited Buyers

Opening Day Registration

(DALLAS, TX – February 2, 2022) – The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair™ Tucson opened with a strong, and excited, buyer group. Gem Fair had sound first day registration numbers and a steady flow of traffic on the buying floor throughout the day. “This is where I buy the fabulous stones for my award-winning designs,” said buyer Susan Eisen, Susan Eisen, Inc., of El Paso, Texas. She continued, “Thank you, AGTA! I wouldn’t miss it for the world!”

Douglas Hucker, AGTA CEO, stated, “There is always something special about the Tucson GemFair, but this one feels a little more significant. We wanted to provide a safe marketplace for our members and buyers, but the joy of shopping in person, and seeing old friends only heightened the feelings around GemFair.” The AGTA’s priority is for the safety of the buyers and exhibitors who attend the show. For this reason, AGTA decided to forego large, social events to focus on providing the most secure location in Tucson.

The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson show safety guidelines follow both the City of Tucson and the Pima County Health Department protocols for attendance in the Tucson Convention Center. Masks are required for all attendees. Neither rapid tests, nor proof of vaccinations are required to enter the facility or attend the show. For a complete listing of safety protocols, please visit our website at

AGTA GemFair™ Tucson, located at the Tucson Convention Center, runs through February 6, 2022. For more information regarding the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson, please email

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is an association of United States and Canadian trade professionals dedicated to promoting the long-term stability and integrity of the natural-colored gemstone and cultured pearl industries. The Association pursues its goals through the combined use of educational programs, publicity, industry events, government and industry relations, and printed materials for both the trade and consumer. The AGTA is well-known in the gemstone and jewelry industries for maintaining the highest ethical standards.