In 2023 we showing at both the trade-only GJX show (Jan 31 – Feb 5) AND the main retail show – the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show from Thursday Feb 9 to Sunday Feb 12.

As always, we will have with a wide range of cut and polished gems with us as well as rough and rubbed opal directly from the mines of Lightning Ridge. 

Black Opal Direct Team at Tucson GJX Show

Trade Buyers Option – GJX Booth 329 – Main Tent

We are in the MAIN TENT at the GJX Show at booth 329 – Opposite the Tucson Convention Centre in downtown Tucson. Turn right upon entering the main tent and look for row 29, take a left at Emerson Gems from Brazil and we are just behind them! NOTE: Rough will only be available Sat and Sunday.
Address of GJX Show — 198 South Granada Avenue. Tucson AZ .

The GJX Show dates/hours are —
Tuesday Jan 31 –  Saturday Feb 04 — 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM  
Sunday Feb 05 — 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Feb 06)

The show is a wholesale show and you will need trade credentials to enter. Details are here.

NOTE: Short on time or looking for something specific? Why not make an appointment so that we can curate a selection based exactly on your needs? Please contact us so we can put you in touch with Ruth directly.

Retail Buyers Option – TGMS Booth 23-24 Grand Ballroom

For the very first time, we are showing at TGMS which is open to the public!
Find us in the Grand Ballroom at booth 23-24, located at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S Church Avenue, Tucson AZ.

The TGMS dates/hours are —
Thursday Feb 9 – Saturday Feb 11 — 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday Feb 12 — 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show website here.

For information on accommodation and places to visit while in Tucson, find it here.

We have set up an appointment calendar below allowing 45-minute allocated times for you to shop with Justin & Ruth.

More questions? Simply email Kylie on gday@blackopaldirect.com.

If you are still wondering whether to come along read our blog on the best reasons to visit Tucson.

We hope to see you all there!

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