Intlgems 0319132

International Gem and Jewelry Show

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

341 ratings
4.0 average rating
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3 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

It's always a fun time, even when you do not have a "quest". The sparkles and lights are like a wonderland. Sellers are helpful.

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6 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended May 24 2009

Lots and lots of beads, gems, bargains and activity. It was never too crowded.

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8 events
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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

Most every booth had pretty much the same exact stuff and most of that stuff was cheap crap (to be quite frank). I read a lot of people say that it's a good place to go if you make your own jewelry, which I don't, so maybe that was the problem. ...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended May 05 2012

Parking was $13, and then you have to walk quite a ways, through areas that are not only not well marked, but not marked at all. It is the jewelry equivalent of IKEA, not meaning cheap stuff, but just an overwhelming large area/huge amount of...continued

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7 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

The show had a HUGE selection for every budget!

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5 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 23 2009

We had a great time. It was a little smaller than the show in December, but there was still a lot of beautiful jewelry to look at!

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4 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 25 2013

Went to this 2 years ago and the experience was definitely more disappointing this time. If you want to buy jewelry there's certainly a lot to choose from, but if you want to buy beads at a good discount there's maybe 5 or 6 vendors to choose...continued

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3 events
3 reviews
8 stars
attended May 15 2010

wholesale gem/ beads/ jewelry show...everything from the cheapest stuff to real diamonds. A few other accessories like bags/ sunglasses etc, but not much.
I bit overcrowded, but very fun.

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13 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 16 2010

Wish we had been told that we had to fill out the back of the card before we could enter. WAY too congested at the start, since EVERYBODY had to funnel through the first booths together AND exit the same way to get out again.

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4 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Worth attending, particularly if one is looking for glass, crystal or stone bead strands which are available well below most retail costs. However at least half of the vendors are selling finished jewelry and some booths have primarily other...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
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attended Dec 09 2011

Always enjoy the event, but the exit out of the actual event could be marked. (Main entrance) Walked in circles trying to find way out.

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2 events
2 reviews
22 stars
attended May 16 2010

At the "International Gem & Jewerly Show" there were so many vendors with great deals. There are many gorgeous gems you can find at the show including:crystals, natural stone, diomonds, silver, gold, and more.IT really had a variety of differnt...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 29 2009

Different variety of jewelry and other items. Excellent deals for people who make jewelry. I loved the variety of vendors and items. Would go back again.

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 23 2008

Gems & Jewelry at deeply discounted prices. Everything from diamonds, gold, platinum, silver, gemstones and costume jewelry. Beading supplies too. Some handbags, clothes and hair ornaments but not a lot. Wholesale area open to only those who...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 04 2011

Had a great time !!! Wonderful merchandise for retail shoppers and for the wholesaler shopping for their store or shop!!!

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3 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 22 2008

Hard to tell with some of the vendors if they were legit or not. Lots and lots of plastic stuff too. I tried to find a vendor with jump rings - just a bag of a gross of jump rings, but couldn't. I didn't know where to start.

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4 events
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5 stars
2 events
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attended Dec 12 2008

I enjoyed the show very much and found most everything I was shopping for. I was disappointed that a vendor who carried stunning hand made gems was not there this year. It seemed to me that there were too many jewelry vendors. I did find a lovely...continued

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