Tucson After-Party Guide 2024

A guide to all the evening and extra events at the Tucson Gem Show 2024 by Justin K Prim

Justin K Prim
Justin K Prim
3 min readJan 11, 2024

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Friday January 26

Day: Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery — talks and events — Schedule Here
Evening: Tucson Starts Here Party — Details Here

Friday January 27

Day: Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery — talks and events — Schedule Here
Day: A Day at the Alfie — Alfie Norville Museum— Register Here
Day: Ultratec Open House — Faceters Paradise — Info Here
Evening:
Mineral Galleries on Lester Block Party — Details Here

Sunday January 28

Day: NAJA Conference — Register Here
Day: Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery — talks and events — Schedule Here
Day: Ultratec Open House — Faceters Paradise — Info Here

Evening: Sonoran Happy Hour, 4–6pm, Scottish Rite Cathedral

Monday January 29

Day: NAJA Conference — Register Here
Day: Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery — talks and events — Schedule Here
Day: Ultratec Open House — Faceters Paradise — Info Here
Evening : Gemology Worldwide Party — Marriot Starr Pass — RSVP Here

Tuesday January 30

Day: Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery — talks and events — Schedule Here
Day: Ultratec Open House — Faceters Paradise — Info Here
Evening: GIA Event: The Science of Color Calls in the Gem Lab — Info Here
Evening:
AGTA Opening Night Party — Tucson Convention Center Foyer

Wednesday January 31

Day: Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery — talks and events — Schedule Here
Day: AGS Elevated Seminars — Tucson Convention Center — Details Here
Day: AGTA GemFair Cutting Seminars— Tucson Convention Cntr — Details
Day: AGA Conference — Get Tickets Here
Evening: AGA Gala Dinner — 6:30PM — Get Tickets Here
Evening: WJA Chew, Chat & Chill Tucson Style — Marriott Star Pass

Thursday February 1

Day: Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery — talks and events — Schedule Here
Day: AGS Elevated Seminars — Tucson Convention Center — Details Here
Day: AGTA GemFair Cutting Seminars — Tucson Convention Cntr — Details
Day: Faceting Symposium Begins — Old Pueblo Lapidary Club
Evening: Gem-A Bash — ?
Evening: SHINE party — 125 S Arizona Ave — 5–10pm

Friday February 2

Day: Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery — talks and events — Schedule Here
Day: AGS Elevated Seminars — Tucson Convention Center — Details Here
Day: AGTA GemFair Cutting Seminars — Tucson Convention Cntr — Details
Day: Faceting Symposium Day 2 — Old Pueblo Lapidary Club
Day: GIA Event: Value Factors, Varieties & Classifications of Pearls — Details
Evening: GIA Night at the Museum — Alfie Norville Museum— Register Here
Evening: Mineral City Show Party — Details Here

Saturday February 3

Day: Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery — talks and events — Schedule Here
Day: Faceting Symposium Day 3 — Old Pueblo Lapidary Club
Day: GIA Event: Montana Sapphires: History, Gemology & Id — Details
Evening: AGTA Spectrum Awards Dinner — Tickets soon
Evening: Faceting Hob Nob Party — Old Pueblo Lapidary Club

Here is an extensive of all the shows happening during the day at Tucson 2024: https://tucsongemshow101.com/schedule-2024

My daytime show recommendations:
For faceting rough: Pueblo Show and 22nd Street Show
For lapidary rough: Kino
For eye candy: AGTA and GJX
For talks and demos: AGTA seminars
Somewhere in the Rainbow Stone Display: UArizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum

About the Author

Justin K Prim is an American gemcutter. He has studied gemcutting traditions all over the world as well as attending gemology programs at GIA and AIGS. Justin has taught gemology and gemcutting at AIGS and IGT in Bangkok and he has recently published his first book, The Secret Teachings of Gemcutting. He is the founder of Faceting Apprentice, an online gemcutting school, and he also writes articles, produces videos, and gives talks about gem cutting history.

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Justin K Prim
Justin K Prim

Gentleman Lapidary | Author | Faceting Instructor | Chronicler of Gemcutting History