Dallas, TX – February 5, 2020 — The AGTA GemFair™ Tucson opened yesterday with over 3,500 buyers, representing 2,300 companies attending the show. According to exhibitor William Heher, Rare Earth Mining Co., “I have been coming to Tucson for over 40 years, and this is hands-down the best opening day we’ve ever had!” With the most comprehensive selection of colored gemstones and cultured pearls available in Tucson, the GemFair is a one-stop shop for many buyers.
“This is our 38th year of GemFair in Tucson,” said Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA CEO. “we continue to expand each year with new exhibitors, riveting seminar programs and one-of-a-kind special exhibits, including the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards™.
Buyers reacted to opening day with enthusiasm as they packed the aisles looking to replenish after the holiday season. “There is no better place to be in the jewelry business in February than the AGTA GemFair™ Tucson. It is the single best source for high quality color from suppliers you can trust,” said Adam Graham, Joshua J Fine Jewelry, “the networking opportunities at the myriad of events are incredible as well.” Networking events include annual association celebrations, including the GIA, the Cultured Pearl Association of America, and the AGS Young Titleholders.
AGTA GemFair™ Tucson continues through Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at the Tucson Convention Center. For more information contact AGTA at 800-972-1162 or email [email protected].
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.