How was your experience?
There were 2 ballroom sized rooms for the vendors at this show. There was only one entrance and the vendors that were set up in that first room were reminiscent of ones I've seen at swap meets. Though some of the people were willing to provide information without the potential for a sale most weren't. The second room was the exact opposite in the way the vendors presented themselves, very professional and classy. One of the gems my wife and I look for most are opals (in particular boulder opals). There was one vendor in each room that truly had the goods, Gem World and Opex Opal. They knew a lot about gems in general and Opals in particular and really seemed to enjoy sharing their knowledge and stories with no focus on making a sale, which is why we made our purchases with them.