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GIA at AGTA GemFair Tucson 2023

Visit us at AGTA GemFair™ to learn what’s new in 2023 and discover what keeps GIA at the cutting edge of gemology. Stop by our main booth on the Galleria for live demos and learn more about our efforts in Research, Laboratory, and Education; swing by the GIA Instruments booth in the GemHall for a sneak peek at our latest microscope; and take advantage of convenient gem identification and origin identification services at our onsite Show Service Laboratory.

In addition, the GIA Alumni Collective™ will hold Continuing Education seminars at the Alfie Norville Gem and Mineral Museum – the same location as the evening event, “Night at the Museum”!

GIA is also the proud sponsor of AGTA’s 40th Anniversary Party taking place in the Tucson Convention Center Foyer, January 31 at 6 pm.


GIA Show Service Laboratory

GIA Show Services

GIA will offer convenient access for colored stone identification and origin lab services at the show. Drop off your stones for expert analysis and report services in the Onyx Suite with GIA’s on-site team of gemologists.
The GIA Show Service Laboratory will be available:
January 31 – February 4, 9 am – 5 pm (opening one day before AGTA GemFair begins)
February 5, 9 am – 12 pm (pick up only)
Come prepared and save time by creating your GIA laboratory account here.
If you already have a GIA laboratory account, please log in before the show to ensure your information is accurate and up to date, especially your contacts and their roles. Only authorized staff listed on your account will be able to submit and pick up stones from our Show Service Laboratory.
If you are new to this service, click here to learn more about submitting stones to the GIA Show Service Laboratory.
Note: Services will be available one day before the AGTA GemFair opens. Hours of operation differ from show hours. Temporary reports will be printed on site; permanent reports will be sent after the show. Submit your stones early for these popular services. Diamond and pearl report services will not be available.
For more information, call +1 800 421 7250 ext 4517 or +1 760 603 4517.



Geographic origin determination is one of the most pressing issues facing the industry – a subject with many facets and complexities that should be addressed.
Join GIA Distinguished Research Fellow, Dr. James Shigley, as he uncovers the challenges around origin determination and shares how GIA unearths colored stone origin.
The Challenges of Gemstone Origin Determination
Saturday, February 4
9:00 – 9:55 am – Meeting Room 201-203
Presenter: Dr. James Shigley, GIA Distinguished Research Fellow, GIA Research

Night at the Museum

GIA Night at the Museum

Join us for “Night at the Museum,” sponsored by the GIA Alumni Collective™. Connect with friends old and new, industry leaders, and colleagues. Enjoy museum tours, live music, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails as you view the wonders of the University of Arizona’s Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum. We will also announce the finalists and recipient of the Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design.

Friday, February 3, 6 – 9 pm

Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum
115 N Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

Tickets are $65 for general admission.
Register online.

Continuing Education Seminars

AGTA Cont Ed

The GIA Alumni Collective™ will offer four seminars during the GemFair at the nearby Alfie Norville Gem and Mineral Museum in the downstairs training room. Each seminar is presented by an experienced GIA instructor or researcher, and participants will receive helpful reference materials.

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In addition, we encourage you to attend “A Day at the Alfie” on February 4, featuring guest speaker presentations by GIA experts. Click here for more information.


GIA is offering gemology lab classes in Tucson, Arizona at the new Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum. GIA lab classes deliver hands-on experience grading and identifying diamonds, colored stones and pearls, while gaining experience using professional gemological equipment. GIA lab classes are required to earn your GIA Graduate Gemologist, Graduate Diamonds, GIA Graduate Colored Stones or Graduate Pearls diploma through GIA Online Education. Your lab class will be taught by a GIA instructor in a classroom featuring all the gemological equipment you will need to complete the class.

Classes are scheduled to run from 8:00am – 4:00pm and are located in the Gemology classroom at the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum.


Learn more here or contact for questions

Click here to enroll

For More Information

Go to AGTA online for registration and show schedule and information.