Fluorite, Colors of the Rainbow start today at the TCC - Tucson News Now

Fluorite, Colors of the Rainbow start today at the TCC

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

In just a few hours, visitors can start Valentine's Day off right by checking out the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. 

The world famous showcase kicks off its weekend at the Tucson Convention Center later this morning. 

The show's theme ‘Fluorite, Colors of the Rainbow'. 

Fluorite comes in yellow, red, blue, purple and everything in between.  Two of the headlines this year

‘Derbyshire Blue John', very rare and ornate pieces carved from fluorite.  And what is called the Maharaja Indore necklace, diamonds and emeralds on loan from the Smithsonian Institute. 

There will be 250 vendors from all over the world, with hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through the weekend.  They close at 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

Tickets to attend the event are $10. 

Only four days to get down to the TCC and check out the beautiful gems and minerals. 

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