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Pala International participates in several gem and mineral shows every year. At these shows, you will have a chance to see our full range of fine gems and mineral specimens, including Burma ruby, Burma sapphire, rubellite tourmaline, demantoid, alexandrite, spinel, and others too numerous to name. From the common to the obscure, we have it.


Because of our expertise, members of Pala’s staff are often called on to give lectures. We have lectured across the US, as well as in Canada, Australia, Thailand, Europe, and elsewhere.

DVD Available: A 2-hour DVD of the 2004 Westward Look Show panel discussion, The Golden Age of Minerals, featuring Pala International President Bill Larson, is now available.

Here is our current show and lecture schedule:


Munich, Germany

October 30 – November 1, 2015
Mineralientage München
52nd Munich Mineral Show
Munich Trade Fair Centre
Pala International’s Bill and Will Larson will attend this show

Tucson, AZ

February 2–7, 2016
AGTA GemFair
Tucson Convention Center
Booth Nos. 1016–1018

February 2016
Westward Look Mineral Show
Westward Look Resort
Suite 224
Pala International’s page on show website

February 11–14, 2016
62nd Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Tucson Convention Center
Booth: Aisle 5 East

Las Vegas, NV

June 3–6, 2016
AGTA GemFair at the JCK Show
Mandalay Bay
Booth No. 514

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France

A show organized upon the departure of Euro-Mineral/Euro-Gem from Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
June 2016

Mineral & Gem à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
The Larsons will attend this show

New York City, NY

July 24–26, 2016
JA New York Summer Show
The Javits Center
Booth No. 2573

Denver, CO

September 2015
Denver Fine Mineral Show
Marriott Denver West
1717 Denver West Boulevard, Golden
Room 219




No lectures currently are scheduled.

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Gem shows provide us with an opportunity to see our friends from around the world. The above photo is from the 2004 Las Vegas JCK show. From left to right: Pala’s Nickolai Kouznetsov, World Sapphire’s Matee Jungsanguansith, Pala’s William Larson, gemologist-author Richard Hughes, and GemExplorer’s Anja Steinlechner and Yianni Melas. Photo courtesy of World Sapphire, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
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The Pala crew (l–r): Pala International’s Jason Stephenson, Gabrièl Mattice, and Josh Hall at the 2008 JA New York Summer Show. (Photo: Myles Heidenreich)
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Pala team hard at work. Buying rough (Nigerian rubellite tourmaline), displaying the jewels (paraiba-type tourmaline from Mozambique), and selling them. (Photos: Myles Heidenreich)
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Among the many shows and trade events we attend during the year, the most delightful are those which allow us to spend fun time with our clients. At the 2004 AGS Conclave in Atlanta, GA, Pala’s Gabrièl Mattice enjoys the company of some of our clients. From left: Amy Helein (Appleton’s, Appleton, WI); Mary Beth Kroh (Hamilton Jewelers, Princeton, NJ), Gabrièl Mattice (Pala International), and Lucas Amelung (Molina Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ). Photo courtesy of Amy Helein.
   These events are a great way to meet the people we speak with on the phone every day. We look forward to meeting you at our next show!