Sunday April 17, 2011 / 11:00am to 5:00pmInternational Gem & Jewelry Show
How was your experience?
I read others' reviews before attending so I'd have an idea of what to expect. If you've ever visited a wholesaler in NYC's fashion district, you'll recognize the mix of loose beads, findings, gemstone jewelry and knock offs ranging from high to not so high end. It was a pleaseant way to spend my Sunday afternoon and although some complained it was too small, I was fine with the selection (as a non jewelry maker). After looking at so much, you can tend to become overstimulated anyway and then you just get tired of looking! It was also nice not to have to trek way out to Dulles or up to Baltimore. Perhaps it will be bigger next year.