I have a friend in the Phoenix/Mesa area so I also wanted to see him while I was there. I flew to Mesa Monday, and hung out with my friend for a while then drove to Tucson. Tuesday and Wednesday I went to the AGTA show and GJX show, which are the ones I really go there to see. Both of these shows are open to the trade only. They are primarily gem shows, but there is also some finished jewelry, rough stones, and tools.
|2017 AGTA show at the Tucson Convention Center|
|GJX show, right across the street from the AGTA show|
|Afghani Tourmaline 3.64 ct|
|White South Sea pearls, 12.4 mm (x2) & 13 mm, next to some Tahitian pearls I bought years ago.|
|Formlabs Form 2, only $3500|
It was good to go to Tucson again and good to visit the Southwest. I really like it there, and that makes it so hard to go back to Iowa.
|Arriving at the Phoenix - Mesa Gateway Airport|