Tucson has hosted the largest gem, fossil, jewelry, and mineral show in the world – a show comprised of 50+ different shows and thousands of vendors – for 80 years, so it should be no surprise that there are a number of stores open to the public year round that offer Native American arts, gem, jewelry, fossil, and mineral-related items. You may find everything in Tucson from finished artisanal jewelry, wholesale items, artifacts for the collector, jeweler and beading supplies, fine Native American jewelry, to metaphysical supplies. For everything you need to know about the regular, annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, including current 2021 updates, click here.
355 E Ft Lowell Road, Tucson AZ, 85705
BEADHoliday is a retail store with a huge selection of beads, classes for the public, and wholesale items for faceters. Contact for current public hours. See also: http://facetersparadise.com/.
2. Beads of Courage
3230 N Dodge Blvd Suite J, Tucson, AZ 85716
Beads of Courage is a nonprofit that provides Arts-in-Medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them. Beads of Courage has a huge selection of beads and fittings for beading. Check for current public hours.
3. Elegant Beads and Artisan Gallery
5735 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
Elegant Beads and Artisan Gallery has a large retail store that offers classes for the public and is packed with a huge selection of pearls, ethnic and Tibetan beads, fittings, and more.
4. Shantu World Beads
Tuscon, AZ 85716
Shantu World Beads has a retail store offering jewelry repair, custom work, beading supplies, classes, locating specific supplies or jewelry, and assistance in creating your projects. Call for an appointment.
Jewelry/Native American Indian Arts
1. Krikawa Custom Jeweler
21 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
Krikawa Custom Jeweler is a nationally-acclaimed and leading retailer in custom design and creation for wedding and engagement rings, custom earrings, custom pendants, and men’s jewelry. You imagine it, Krikawa’s artisans make it into a reality.
100 South Avenida del Convento Suite 120, Tucson, AZ 85745
Mast is owned by two jewelers and a leather artisan, who define cool desert fashion. Mast is featured in fashion magazines and shopped by those who appreciate bespoke style and artisanal flair.
3. Art House Centro in the Old Town Artisans Block,
186 N Meyer Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Art House Centro in the Old Town Artisans Block is temporarily closed.
4. Bahti Indian Arts
4330 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson
Bahti Indian Arts have offered fine Indian art, including textiles and jewelry, for more than 70 years.
5. Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery
6872 E Sunrise Dr #130, Tucson, AZ 85750
Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery offers the largest selection of museum-quality Native American, early Western, and contemporary Western Art in the United States, as well as a large selection of fine Indian textiles and jewelry.
6. Morning Star Traders
2029 E. 14th Street Tucson, AZ
Morning Star Traders is locally owned for more than 50 years, offering an exceptional and extensive selection of old and new Native American Indian jewelry, pottery, baskets, fetishes, Navajo textiles, and much more from the Southwest. Morning Star Traders also has one of the finest selections of antique furniture, including pieces from Spain, South America, and New Mexico.
7. Mac's Indian Jewelry
2400 E Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85719
Mac’s Indian Jewelry is an authentic Native American Indian jewelry store with handmade Native American jewelry from all over the Southwest, including necklaces, earrings, pins, bracelets, rings, buckles, and bolo ties, for 40 years.
Gems & Minerals
1. Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough
7320 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710
Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough has a retail store offering minerals, huge selection of lapidary rough, cabochons, artisan jewelry, custom cutting, and more.
2. Top Gem
1893 N 11th Ave Tucson, AZ 85705
Top-Gem Minerals is a wholesale supplier of mineral and fossil specimens, with a huge selection of changing inventory from around the world, specializing in crystallized mineral specimens, fossils, polished goods, and bulk materials. Contact for an appointment.
3. Dah Rock Shop
3401 N Dodge Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716
Dah Rock Shop is a dusty no-frills warehouse with regular public hours, offerings rock specimens, fossils, minerals, gems, larger rocks for landscaping, and more.
Fossils & Artifacts
1. Tucson Mineral and Gem World
2801 S Kinney Rd Tucson, AZ 85735
Tucson Mineral and Gem World is a one-of-a-kind trading post with a huge variety of unusual items, including raw stones, fossils, minerals, and much more. Located within an easy drive of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, this is a must-see place and a great place for kids to pick out their first collections.
2. Mineral & Fossil Co-op
1635 N Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85705
For the serious collector of fossils, Mineral & Fossil Co-op offers full dinosaur skeletons and Geoworld Gallery home décor items made of fossils, minerals, gems, and meteorites. https://www.facebook.com/Mineral-Fossil-Co-op-303408016728122/
1. Aerolite Meteorites
Aerolite Meteorites, Inc. doesn’t have a retail store, but we wanted to call it out because it’s a distinguished international meteorite company providing a wide selection of authentic meteorites, meteorite rings, jewelry, and merchandise for sale online. You may visit Aerolite Meteorites in person at the annual Gem Show.
1. Dry River Witches’ Shoppe
414 E 7th St, Tucson, AZ 85705
Dry River Witches’ Shoppe is a complete occult supplier, providing the necessary supplies to practitioners of many unorthodox spiritual systems.
2. Spirit’s Child Metaphysical Center
3870 W River Road #120, Tucson, AZ 85741
Spirit’s Child Metaphysical Center is a New Age store offering a large selection of spiritual supplies, crystals, handmade jewelry, smudging supplies, aromatherapy, unique gifts, and much more.
3. Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts
330 N 4th Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705
Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts offers a large selection of jewelry made onsite, jewelry by local artisans, and gifts.
1. Tucson Gem & Mineral Society
Founded in 1946, Tucson Gem & Mineral Society began as a small group interested in the hobby of mineral collecting and lapidary. The Society's mission is to encourage interest and study in geology, mineralogy, lapidary, and allied earth sciences. Join as a member and participate in special events and meetings.
2. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743
Founded in 1952, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is widely recognized throughout the world as a model institution for innovative presentation and interpretation of native plants and animals featured together in ecological exhibits. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum also has an incredible Earth Sciences Center and one of the finest regional mineral collections in the world.