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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8 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Aug 09 2014

I was disappointed. In previous years there were mostly jewelry vendors selling ready made jewels. This year there was approximately 50% offering strands of beads for jewelry makers. Since I am not interested in making jewelry I did not enjoy...continued

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7 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Aug 12 2012

I was looking for a replacement stone for a tourmaline ring I have, but there weren't very many vendors selling loose stones. I also like jewelry at art fairs, where I usually spend about $150 for a silver ring or a necklace-bracelet-earring set...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 11 2009

I WISH IT WOULD STAY OPEN LONGER IN THE EVENING,UNTIL LIKE 7 OR 8PM

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

I would definitely go back to this event. There's a lot of cheap items.

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15 events
1 review
0 stars
attended May 27 2011

I would not call this a "Gem and Jewelry" show - I would call it a "Beads for Less" show. The majority of booths were selling a variety of beads for $1-$5 a string and they were not pretty. The Jewelry was sparse and not of a high quality. There...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

If scarves, beads, and costume jewelry is your thing, this is the right event for you. The amount of fine jewelry was pretty limited. And, most of the fine jewelry was rather sub-par. Also, if you are hunting for loose stones, maybe try elsewhere....continued

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5 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

If you are looking for fun cute jewelry this is the place to go. They also sell exspensive jewelry as well. I get alot of my christmas gift from there.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 04 2011

It was a great event to go to especially if you are looking for rare and popular items.

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4 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

It was a great event. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We found some really good bargains!

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

It was a great show. They had jewelry and items in every price range. Go if you love jewelry.

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3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

It was a wonderful experience! I came home with beautiful things and plan to go many times.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 23 2008

It was crowded and there was a lot of junk for sale. We ended-up valet parking because it wasn't clear where regular parking was - $20! Food was very expensive too - $8.50 for a hamburger or a sandwich.

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

It was fun, I liked the mix of products though many of the stone/beading merchants carried the same stuff. I would like to see more competition with Swarovski merchants.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 05 2010

It was good. But I attended last year as well and it was very good... this time they have added other stuffs as well other than gems and jewellery like shawls perfumes and bags.... Let it be just gems and jewellery show making it a very specific...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2008

It was huge. We got there at opening and were there when they closed. We had a good time and enjoyed it. Be prepared to walk a lot. Wear comfortable shoes. Eat before you go. There is nothing worth paying for and it is expensive. Parking is $11.00...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 11 2012

it was just ok. gems and jewelry very good, but. item were a little bit too priced.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 05 2010

It was my first jewelery show event and I had a great time. It was overwhelming to see the amounts of jewelry/beads available. The only downfall was that I should have waited to make some of my purchases till I got to the last couple of rows. The...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 03 2010

It was nice and lots of vendors. Be prepared to barter. You can get deals at wholesale but do your homework. I would recommend going 2 days, the first to shop and take notes, go home do your research and the second day purchase your items.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 24 2013

It was OK and totally worth the Goldstar deal. But it was smaller that it has been in previous years and over all was not really wowed by the event. The long trek from the parking garage to the event is what it is-but is hard on older people or...continued

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 14 2008

It was overwhelming, and crowded, but the prices for engagement rings were perfect.

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