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
2 reviews
2 stars
attended May 24 2008

i had been a number of years ago and there was more costume jewelry. This time there was much more for hobbyists. Tons of beads and gems.
There was also a good amount of fine jewelry counters, but I was not in the market for that.
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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2009

I have attended the gem show for the last three years. This year was my first disappointment. I found there to be too many jewelry distributors, too many knickknack distributors as well as clothing distributors. I will say that the jewelry...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

I have never attended one of these events before, but I brought my daughters and we enjoyed looking at all the different jewelry and buying so many also. We will definitely be attending the next show in December.

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 29 2009

I've been attending this event on and off for over 15 years. Even though it's still fun to go to, it seems as if there are less vendors offering quality items. Many of the vendors sell costume jewelry, beads and other accessories. I see less of...continued

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Juanita55
3 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

It really wasn't what I was looking for. I think this show was more for distributors. I did get some great deals on the jewelry I purchased.

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 10 2014

Lacking vendors no concessions

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5 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended May 16 2010

Lots and lots of gems, stones, beads, jewelry, fine jewelry, watches. Great place to buy wholesale if you make your own jewelry.

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 29 2009

My daughter & I attended the show. Our third party was not able to attend at the last minute. We had a wonderful time. So many gems & beads. And many supplies & findings. We found everything we wanted and more. Vendors were nice & helpful. ...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 27 2011

My first experience. I am a beginner at making jewerly,and loved all the selection. Looking forward to the next one!

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 07 2012

The event was fun and found some good bargains. Will definitely attend the next time that it is in town.

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2 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended May 28 2011

The Gem and Jewelry Show was a nice way to spend an afternoon. I never stopped saying “oooh… aaahh… pr-et-ty.” The diversity of vendors allows one to spend as much or as little as they like. It's like an eye candy fair.

If you don't mind large...continued

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22 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 23 2008

The International Gem and Jewelry Show was a good experience. Vendors had a wide selection, and there were affordable finds. In addition to the gems/jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, and crystalware were also available. People who make their own...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 05 2010

The show was great! My only disappointment was that Loretta Swit did not attend as stated online.

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21 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 24 2008

There were lots of vendors (both jewelry and beads and supplies). It was a little overwhelming with several of the vendors selling the same type of items. It was a little difficult to sift through all of the vendors to find what I was looking...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 29 2011

This event was wonderful!!! I haven't seen so many people in one place just LOVING gems, jewelry and all things sparkling and just gorgeous!! Great show !!! Easy to pay with cash,credit cards.Easy parking,food you name it and it was there. Got the...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 11 2009

This was my first time. I was looking specifically for cabachons for my upcoming jewelry metalcrafting class. Nonetheless, I did find some nice jewelry for good prices. There is something for everyone.

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2008

This was very enjoyable. My daughter has recently began to make jewelry and this was wonderful for her. There was such a wide price range of merchandise and everything was spectacular. My only complaint was the people working at the food stall...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

We had a good time. It was a little overwhelming at first, but we wandered around and found some items.

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 24 2008

Wear comfortable shoes-be polite-don't go if you don't like crowds-so many choices it was overwhelming at times--no place to sit and rest-not a place for children or babies

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 16 2010

You need sunglasses when you go to this event because of all the sparkle and color!! Beautiful gemstones, jewelry and related items.
Great for people that make jewelry. One of the ladies that went with us even bought her wedding set at this...continued

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