How was your experience?
We went to visit 3 specific gemstone dealers, found what we were looking for at the first dealer (Vance Gems) they were so informative and helpful that we look forward to doing business with them again. I'm also saving my pennies for a mint garnet from Prima Gems. The only reason I knocked off a start is because some of the jewelers pricing was clearly over-inflated for the show. They'd magically cut the prices in half when you'd walk away - this didn't happen with the gem cutters. Overall great fun for a Saturday morning!