Trade Show

AGTA GemFair Tucson 2018

Jan. 30 - Feb. 4, 2018


Onyx Suite, Galleria Level
Tucson Convention Center
260 South Church Street
Tucson, AZ 85701

AGTA Gemfair Tucson 2018

Join GIA on the Galleria Level during AGTA GemFair. You can submit colored stones to the Show Service Laboratory the day before the show opens. Visit the booth to see new instruments and the newest issue of Gems & Gemology.

Visit GIA on the Galleria Level to find out what’s new for 2018 in Education, Laboratory Services, Instruments and the Retailer Support Program. Submit your colored stones to the GIA Show Service Laboratory and receive on-site expertise by GIA gemologists. Check out the latest issue of Gems & Gemology, or take in a product demo. Attend your choice of seminars and free presentations to advance your gemological knowledge. And don’t miss GIA’s alumni party and auction for an evening of food, fun and dancing. We look forward to seeing you there!
 

GIA SHOW SERVICE LABORATORY

  
GIA will offer quick, convenient access to gem identification and identification and origin services at the show. Drop off your colored stones in the Onyx Suite.
 
The GIA Show Service Laboratory will be available:
 
Jan. 29 - Feb. 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (opens one day before AGTA GemFair begins)
 
Feb. 4, 
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 

Come prepared and save time. View details to plan ahead for 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.
 
Diamond and pearl report services will not be available.
 

For more information, call +1 800 421 7250 ext 4517 or +1 760 603 4517, or email.

 

GIA EDUCATION AND SEMINARS

 

GIA will offer three educational seminars at the Tucson Convention Center. To register for the seminars below or call GIA Admissions at +1 800 421 7250 ext. 4001 or +1 760 603 4001, or contact admissions. 

 
Identifying Synthetic Diamond Seminar with Lab
2-Hour Lecture/Lab
 
Natural or Synthetic? You need to know the difference. A rapid increase in synthetic diamond growth technology over the past decade has added to their availability in the jewelry marketplace. Synthetic diamonds are grown in laboratories and factories over a short period of time. Now, more than ever, full disclosure and confidence in knowing what you are buying is critical.
 
Through interactive, guided discussion and hands-on lab led by GIA instructor(s), this seminar will present information on HPHT- and CVD-grown synthetic diamonds and how to separate them from natural diamonds.
 
Friday, Feb. 2, 1 to 3 p.m., Coconino Room
Tuition: $225
 
Ruby: Country of Origin Determination
2-Hour Lecture/Lab
 
This lecture and lab seminar will utilize specimens from GIA’s country of origin sample collection. Collected directly from sources in the field, this collection is used to teach the fundamentals of determining the country of origin for ruby. Students will learn the visual, inclusion and chemistry factors that lead to country of origin opinions. They will use microscopes during the lab session to identify inclusions in the actual samples used by GIA. After completing this advanced seminar, students will have an understanding of the characteristics that indicate the country of origin for ruby and the complexities involved.
 
Saturday, Feb. 3, 9 to 11 a.m., Coconino Room
Tuition: $225
 
 
Sapphire: Country of Origin Determination
2-Hour Lecture/Lab
 
This lecture and lab seminar will utilize specimens from GIA’s country of origin sample collection. Collected directly from sources in the field, this collection is used to teach the fundamentals of determining the country of origin for sapphire. Students will learn the visual, inclusion and chemistry factors that lead to country of origin opinions. They will use microscopes during the lab session to identify inclusions in the actual samples used by GIA. After completing this advanced seminar, students will have an understanding of the characteristics that indicate the country of origin for sapphire and the complexities involved.
 
Saturday, Feb. 3, 1 to 3 p.m., Coconino Room
Tuition: $225
 
 

FREE PRESENTATIONS

 
The Latest News From GIA Research
 
Dr. James Shigley, GIA distinguished research fellow, and a member of GIA's research team, will share insights on important industry developments. His talk will include an update on the GIA laboratory, research efforts at the Institute and other timely topics, which may include the state of the diamond industry and trends in colored stones.
 
Friday, Feb. 2, 9 to 10 a.m., Mohave Room

 

PARTY AT THE GIA GEM MINE

 
Join the “Party at the GIA Gem Mine,” the GIA Alumni Association’s annual auction and dinner dance in Tucson. Celebrate the extraordinary life and legacy of Richard T. Liddicoat with GIA alumni, students and industry friends.
 
Friday, Feb. 2, 6:30 to 11 p.m.
 
Tucson University Park Hotel
880 East Second Street
Tucson, AZ
 
Tickets are $55 if purchased before Jan. 15 and $65 if purchased Jan. 16 or after.
 

Register and purchase tickets online or purchase tickets at the door.

 

AGTA GemFair is a trade event and limits attendance to qualified trade members. Preregistration is suggested. Check out more activities and exhibits by GIA at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

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