Reviews & Ratings

322 ratings
4.0 average rating
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7 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

Seemed to be 1/3 to 1/2 fine jewelry, 1/3 cheaper stuff like beads for people making own jewelry or crafts & rest some other items. Was confused as to why they had separate section for "wholesale" that you had to register separately for. We did...continued

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18 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 05 2010

The Int'l Gem & Jewelry Show was amazing, love it. There were so many vendors and selections, I just wish I had more time (attended Sunday). Spend alot but got alot for my money, not to mention my layaway too, so I will be going to attempting to...continued

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14 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended May 06 2012

There seemed to be fewer vedors this spring, but there was plenty of fine and costume jewelry to chose from as well as beads for jewelry making.

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17 events
6 reviews
10 stars
attended May 28 2011

I definitely found some treasures at this event, but it was primarily bead and jewelry. I was hoping for more gems/stones. Still worth attending though!

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8 events
6 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

I had fun! Great buys on jewelry and bead supplies. Lots to choose from. I will go again.

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8 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 10 2012

I usually enjoy any jewlery show i get to see. I just love to see all the creative uses that designers come up with. This show happened to be smaller then the previous shows i've attented but it was still nice.

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8 events
6 reviews
7 stars
attended May 03 2014

Small show. I had fun but not great. Happily I had Goldstar so worth the trip

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9 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

There were many more "real" jewels there than I thought. I thought I would be more like a craft show. There were items there for up to $81,000! There was also cheap rhinestone jewelry, not too much in between in the $20-100 range. There were a...continued

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11 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

This was my first time at the show and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. It was OK, but I was hoping for more variety, but after about 10 booths, everything started to look the same. There were a ton of beads, so if you're into beading, you'd...continued

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8 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

Was and always is a spectacular showing of beautiful,sparkling jewels. Just loved all the colors,sizes,textures as far as the eye could see. Try not to get overwhelmed It takes at least two days to really see everything but if you only have one...continued

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6 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 07 2012

Blue Line; Rosemont exit. CTA staff very friendly about giving directions to Convention Center. Wear comfortable walking shoes 10min. walk from CTA, no bus. Wear warm clothes to and from event if weather poor. Coat check available for $2. No food...continued

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9 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 23 2008

I did not expect to see so many vendors of purses, scarves, unstrung beads, and other miscellaneous items. I was hoping to see interesting, high-end jewelry in both silver and gold with and without gemstones. There were too many competing things...continued

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10 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended May 24 2009

Or I should say: it was okay just because I was expecting better beading assortment.
I am not too much into pre-made jewelry as I like to make my own, but it was still fine.

I think the last day is the day to go, as many of the sellers...continued

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14 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended May 28 2011

The place is huge. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on a lot of walking. The garage ($13) has a free shuttle to the door.
The blue line el stop of Rosemont is a two-three block walk.

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4 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 30 2009

great event. the only thing they didn't have any program booklets on sunday. other than no program booklets i was satisfied and happy.

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5 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

I have been going to this for the past 2 years. Wonderful show! So very much to see. There is something at that show that will please everyone. You will NEVER feel like you've wasted your time going to this. I will continue to go as I always see...continued

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19 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended May 22 2009

I went for the loose beads. Most of the vendors had the same things with some variance in shape or size. Still, I found some nice quality items at fair to high prices. There were two vendors with an outstanding selection of unusual items.

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5 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended May 28 2011

If you have your own business or if you are simply a lover of jewelry, this is not an event you want to miss. I have been to this many times and cannot wait to go back again each time. They have lots of booths with fine jewelry as well as costume...continued

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5 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended May 15 2010

It was a show that was worth attending. If you love jewelry and make your own jewelry then you really need to attend. Not only ready made jewelry but beads for making jewelry. However, the booths were way too close together. In some cases there...continued

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6 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 24 2013

Most of jewelry was cheap and not attractive

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