Gem Shopping Anyone?

Ever been to the gem show??

Several times a year Intergem holds their multi-vendor shows at different convention center locations across the US – if you love gems and jewelry – this needs to go on your to-do list right now!

These shows have a variety of vendors – mainly jewelry and watches, and jewelry supplies;  but you can also find scarf and accessory vendors, sunglasses and a variety of other things on any given day.

Intergem hosts a retail section as well as wholesale.  The wholesale section is where I run like a crazy lady head to so I can check in with my favorite stone suppliers and see what new sparkling beauties (along with my standard favorites) they have.

I have to prep myself before I go in, because as soon as I catch a glimspe of the all the stones…I turn into a squealing little girl in a candy shop – seriously – the only thing that gets me more excited than the gem show is when someone brings me chocolate!

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See what I mean – all these photos were taken at ONE table – and, there are hundreds of vendors at this show – each table more tempting than the next!

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I have a few gem suppliers that I go to each time – I love catching up with them and hearing about their travels with the gem show.

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The next gem show here in the DC area is at National Harbor in November.  It is a smaller venue with less vendors, but I love heading to National Harbor for the gem show,  and then having lunch at one of the many great restaurants there.  Rosa Mexicano is one of my favorites – they make your guacamole fresh right at your table – yummy!!!!

So there you have it – a peek into the gem show.  Will you be heading to a gem show soon?

Let me know in the comments below.

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