Intlgems 0319132

International Gem and Jewelry Show Reviews

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

363 ratings
4.0 average rating
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1 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Aug 23 2008

A huge selection of any kind of jewelry imaginable. Great for people who make their own & want supplies.

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19 events
14 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 11 2009

This is a great event for people who make their own jewelry. There is an amazing array of beads, loose gems, and supplies. Also, there is high-end and low-end jewelry, as well as cashmere scarves, purses and odds and ends. I go to look for...continued

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33 events
23 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 23 2008

There were tons of jewelry vendors, many bead vendors, two jewelry cleaner vendors (who will clean your jewelry in an attempt to sell the product- still friendly), and one jewelry equipment vendor (which was really a great resource). There were...continued

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5 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 23 2008

This was super overwhelming! So much jewelry and gems!!

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10 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 23 2009

I attended the Gem Expo for the second year, May 23, 2009. This year I took my daughter and granddaughter. They bought earrings and rings. I bought crystals, a chain with findings and two handcrafted pendants. I loved the Expo and they did, too.

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33 events
23 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 13 2008

This show was a bit smaller than the one in May, but that was just fine. Saw more interesting specialty type jewelry and, as others have said, I love the beads and supplies.

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16 events
12 reviews
19 stars
attended May 23 2009

We enjoyed veiwing all the different collections of jewelry, even made a few purchases. Found a terrific jewelry cleaner.

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10 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 24 2008

Extensive collection of fine jewelry, lovely costume jewelry, unique clothing items, jewelry supplies, beads, crystals, etc. I shopped happily and even met Loretta Swit, whom makes jewelry, fragrances and does watercolors. I'll go back every...continued

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13 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 22 2008

Wear comfortable shoes and don't be afraid to barter.

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 23 2008

A friend and I went to the show and spent 5 hours there....we went around to every vendor. There were some really amazing pieces for awesome prices and there were others that seemed overpriced. All in all a very good show with many items to choose...continued

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33 events
23 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 12 2009

Great time! This show has become a tradition for my friend and me and we enjoyed it a lot once again. She and I have several favorite sellers now and always check out what they have. I learned upon our arrival that there were free classes on...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 28 2009

If you enjoy making your own jewelry, this event has all the supplies and beads, stones, etc that you could want. It is well organized and the vendors are friendly and helpful. Well worth the trip.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 23 2008

it was good.. lot of rubys and pearls are at cheap prices

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14 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 11 2009

A huge selection of jewelry in all different price ranges. Great for those who want to make their own or those who want to buy finished pieces, antique to modern. There's something for everyone here.

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15 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 29 2009

Great place for costume jewlery! I wouldnt trust buying fine jewlery here; the economics behind these booths speak for themselves. You will have better luck on Jewler's Row (Chicago), plus you dont have to worry about returns since these vendors...continued

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8 events
6 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

Nice selection of jewelry at "less than mall" pricing.

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8 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 12 2008

Great event. I was there for 4 hours but only saw a small percentage of the vendors. I wish I could have been at the show all 3 days. Great buys.

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2 events
2 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 12 2009

Huge selection of jewelry, great price because everyone is competing for your business. My girlfriend and I picked out her engagement ring, there were so many to pick from there she got the one she really loved.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended May 16 2010

The types of jewelry are severely mixed amongst each other. This was annoying as at the beading tables there were HUGE bunches of non-showered Indian people with screaming children and husbands blocking not only the entire table, but the isle and...continued

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