Intlgems 03191314

Great American Gem Show & Sale Reviews

Minnesota State Fairgrounds (St. Paul, MN)

Reviews & Ratings

33 ratings
3.8 average rating
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28 events
9 reviews
6 stars
attended May 30 2014

My friend and I had a great time. The vendors were all interesting and very nice. The show is for jewelry makers to purchase at wholesale price so the prices were about 1/2 price. The building at the state fair ground was not air conditioned...continued

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125 events
122 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 04 2011

Found great stuff at great prices.

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125 events
122 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

I loved it. Looking specifically for beads for jewelry making and the selection was amazing at good prices. We will come again.

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125 events
122 reviews
7 stars
attended May 30 2014

Less dealers each year but I still found good deals.

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43 events
30 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

I look forward to this event every year. I'm so glad GoldStar tickets were available.
Unique jewelry and acres and acres of beads and findings to get your creative juices flowing.

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43 events
30 reviews
4 stars
attended May 31 2014

I love this event! I go every year. From beads and findings to finished jewelry, from inexpensive to high buck, it's all there under one roof.

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10 events
6 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

My friends and I enjoyed the Gem Show even though we do not make jewelry. There is a lot to see and buy, lots of already made products. Plenty of free parking but limited things to eat, one food truck with limited choices.

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6 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2014

Most of the items were from China, so we were not really impressed, since we are FROM China. Also, the venue was VERY hot - no a/c?

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6 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2014

The venue is ALWAYS very hot - find a building with a/c for next year!

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6 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 03 2011

The venue, once again, was VERY HOT. Granted the outside temp was warm, but to hold this event, with all the "gem lights" in a non-a/c venue is not very smart. We didn't stay too long - too hot!
Also, over-abundance of cheap "stones" and...continued

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6 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

This is my third year attending this event. It is always a good experience. Plenty of vendors, and a good variety of price ranges make it easy to find something I like!

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6 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 04 2010

This was my first visit to a gem show. I brought a friend who has been before. She said there were way too many "cheap bead" sellers and not enough high quality gem dealers.

All in all, it was an "okay" event, but the venue was too warm (no...continued

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11 events
4 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 06 2010

BARGAIN BEAD SHOPPING! Definitely not high end and it was hot in there :(

If you are one to shop the sales at at your local craft supply stores for beads, crystals and costume pearl strands then this is a sale for you.

TIP for any future...continued

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11 events
4 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 05 2011

Even fewer vendors this year....up side to that was less shopper crowding and body heat. Still plenty hot inside under the bright halogen lights. I give it a 2.5 star rating. I did still manage to buy a few specialty items.

Went last year,...continued

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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 04 2011

They had a lot to offer, and although many of the booths had a lot of the same stuff, the prices differed somewhat and you could get some great buys. It was quite hot inside, especially at some of the booths that had a lot of lights. I wish...continued

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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 01 2014

There should be less of the vendors selling plastic junk jewelry. The show is more of a circus with vendors selling scarves and cheap accessories. I went to see semi precious stones, prescious stones, silver and gold findings and settings. At...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 31 2013

Two friends and I took advantage of this great offer. There were great things for people who mahe their own jewelry and also ready made pieces! I try to go every year!

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 05 2011

Very rude employees and quite unhelpful

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
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