Tucson Jewel for Gems Year Round
By Teya Vitu
Each February, Tucson becomes the destination for some 55,000 of the world’s most impassioned sellers and buyers of rocks of all shapes and sizes who venture to the Southwest for serious gem shopping.
Nobody argues that the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase is the largest gem extravaganza in the world. But Jane Roxbury argues that Tucson is a vibrant gem tourism destination even after the hotels clear out and the huge tents come down.