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International Gem and Jewelry Show Reviews

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Santa Monica, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

403 ratings
4.2 average rating
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139 events
128 reviews
43 stars
attended Jun 14 2008

What an absolute waste of time and effort!! It was like some really tacky flea market completely full of only two types of things: total junk jewelry and precious jewelry (there was nothing in between). I am not sure why they used the words...continued

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 06 2008

This was my first Gem/Jewelry show and it was more than I expected. I was like a kid in a candy store, with all the rows and rows of gems and beads to see and buy. Had I known, I would have brought more money. Most vendors take credit/debit...continued

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10 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 19 2008

Lots of fun, I always love it!

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64 events
32 reviews
32 stars
attended Sep 26 2009

Always fun as usual. this is one of the best gem and jewelry shows. The size makes attending well worth it as there are lots of vendors at various price ranges.

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LP
31 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 15 2008

Much bigger than the Bead show in May. Lots more jewelers with ready made jewelry but plenty of gem and bead dealers. More jewelry buyers in the crowd than the usual jewelry makers. Much busier, free street parking was nil so you were forced to...continued

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Dee
2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 21 2008

Amazing event w/ plenty of vendors to choose from. Bargains are quite amazing, as long as you walk around 1st before purchasing anything. Many carry alot of the same popular items at different price points. I also liked the fact that I found many...continued

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28 events
18 reviews
49 stars
attended Jun 13 2008

It's a jewelry junkie fix! Thanks to Goldstar for sharing.

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16 events
9 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 14 2008

There was jewelry of every type available for sale. There were lots of beads and chains available for making jewelry as well as fine jewelry. I wish I had planned for more time there.

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catherine
34 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 21 2008

I have attended the International Gem and Jewelry show in Chicago several times. It made the one in Santa Monica look like child's play. It seem every vendor was selling the exact same merchandise shipped in from a warehouse in China somewhere. It...continued

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75 events
33 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 04 2009

It was an amazing show, so much to see and buy. I can hardly wait for the next one! Thanks for the opportunity to get those great tickets.

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14 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 12 2009

This event was well attended on Friday at opening. The beads were a variety of everything you can think of. They also had jewelry in gold, silver and costume rings, etc. The prices ranged from vendor to vendor which I was glad to see they did...continued

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15 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 07 2008

The amount of merchandise available makes this a shopper's paradise, particularly if you have last minute holiday shopping.
90 minutes to two hours is enough time to cover the show if you're a power shopper. Lots of variety. Great prices. Mostly...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 06 2008

There was a great selection of beads, chrystals, gem stones and various other items. Something for everyone! The only disadvantage is that it was a bit crowded and the aisles were kind of small so you were bumping into people. The location was...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
23 stars
attended Jun 15 2008

This event was just as described, tons of vendors: beads, jewelry, silver, gems, etc. There was a variety of prices and options.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 06 2008

My daugher and I attended on 12/5. She found everything she needed to make some new jewelry for her website and we loved seeing the many many different kinds of beads, stones, artwork, etc. Almost too much to see!

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64 events
32 reviews
32 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

Fun as always but really hot. Need better ventilation in the tents.

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64 events
32 reviews
32 stars
attended Apr 10 2010

this is a fun event. I go every time it runs which is approximately 2x a year. You see a lot of the same things but you can always find a fun bargain. Certainly worth the price!

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33 events
25 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 07 2008

I've gone to the jewelry show many times over the years and always enjoy looking at the various types of jewelry, gemstones, beads, and beading accessories. There seemed to be less jewelry overall and more beads this year.

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22 events
22 reviews
21 stars
attended Sep 26 2009

the place is huge and overall good if you want to find some goodies but this year it was quite expensive and full of the same stuff from booth to booth. apparently people have forgotten how to bargain and look at you as if they are doing you a...continued

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39 events
10 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 05 2008

I enjoyed the event. I saved lots of money and saw very unusual jewlery.

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