The Tucson Gem and Mineral Society started the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in the parking lot of an elementary school in 1955. Today, over 55,000 gem enthusiasts arrive over the course of 2 weeks in January/February to attend over 40 shows taking place all over Tucson.
Evine’s hosts, buyers, and designers have attended the Tucson Gem fair for over 20 years. Chuck Clemency was the first vendor that joined us in Tucson. He introduced us to Prickly Pear Margaritas, Cactus Body Slamming, Cheese Troughs, and more colors of Topaz than anyone else in the business.
Years later, Paul Deasy and Michael Valitutti joined the Evine family, and the Three Amigos were born! Today, many of our best designers attend the Tucson Gem Show in order to find the most magnificent gems in the world.
We just returned from Tucson after broadcasting live from the event with many of our customers’ favorite collections: Gems en Vogue, Gem Treasures, Gem Insider, Dallas Prince, JOYA and Sunwest. I spent a few days walking the shows with our buyers and designers and am looking forward to sharing with our customers what we are bringing “Back from Tucson” this week during our shows Thursday through Saturday!