Intlgems 0319132
4.0 / 5 Rated by 422 members
Review from floy
13 events 6 reviews

I took a friend as part of her birthday present. We never expected to see as much as there was to see. The convention hall was covered from wall to wall with gems, gem stones, beads. We did not know that there would be a jewelry repair section. We...continued

reviewed Aug 09 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Fleming
11 events 6 reviews

Many of the vendors that I liked that sold items at the show in the past are no longer there. I won't be attending any more shows in the future.

reviewed Aug 10 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Josh
12 events 6 reviews

There were many more "real" jewels there than I thought. I thought I would be more like a craft show. There were items there for up to $81,000! There was also cheap rhinestone jewelry, not too much in between in the $20-100 range. There were a...continued

reviewed Dec 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Kay
11 events 6 reviews

This was my first time at the show and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. It was OK, but I was hoping for more variety, but after about 10 booths, everything started to look the same. There were a ton of beads, so if you're into beading, you'd...continued

reviewed Dec 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from GV Driskell
12 events 5 reviews

Always a good time shopping for pieces to embellish, repair and create jewelry. So much to see and a great chance to do holiday shopping. Looking forward to May 2016

reviewed Dec 11 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from GV Driskell
12 events 5 reviews

Always enjoy seeing the wide variety of jewelry. For the jewelry artist or collector threre is lots to see. Come with a plan or you could be overwhelmed. Precious gems as well as costume, it's all covered.

reviewed Aug 07 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Theater Maven
6 events 5 reviews

Blue Line; Rosemont exit. CTA staff very friendly about giving directions to Convention Center. Wear comfortable walking shoes 10min. walk from CTA, no bus. Wear warm clothes to and from event if weather poor. Coat check available for $2. No food...continued

reviewed Dec 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Caviar
13 events 5 reviews

Extensive collection of fine jewelry, lovely costume jewelry, unique clothing items, jewelry supplies, beads, crystals, etc. I shopped happily and even met Loretta Swit, whom makes jewelry, fragrances and does watercolors. I'll go back every...continued

reviewed May 24 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Caviar
13 events 5 reviews

I attended the Gem Expo for the second year, May 23, 2009. This year I took my daughter and granddaughter. They bought earrings and rings. I bought crystals, a chain with findings and two handcrafted pendants. I loved the Expo and they did, too.

reviewed May 23 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
9 events 5 reviews

I did not expect to see so many vendors of purses, scarves, unstrung beads, and other miscellaneous items. I was hoping to see interesting, high-end jewelry in both silver and gold with and without gemstones. There were too many competing things...continued

reviewed Aug 23 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from GV Driskell
12 events 5 reviews

I enjoy that they have vendors that repair as well sell jewelry. Great to find things to add to other pieces to embellish and create. I enjoy the variety of things offered.

reviewed May 01 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Caviar
13 events 5 reviews

I took my daughter and granddaughter and we bought gems, jewelry findings, rings, bracelets, beads and hair ornaments!

reviewed May 13 2016 report as inappropriate
Review from Marianne Vadala Merrill
8 events 5 reviews

I was able to find everything I was looking for and then some.

reviewed Dec 12 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Cynthia Clarey
6 events 5 reviews

I went alone. There was so much to see...almost too much. But, I had gone to one of these before. I spent 2 hours there and enjoyed browsing. I did buy a few pieces.

reviewed Aug 08 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Heidi Shierry
10 events 5 reviews

It was overwhelming to see so much jewelry and loose gems and stones available in one place. You have to go more than one day to take it all in. The prices are amazing and the quality of the product is absolutely the best. There is a lot of...continued

reviewed May 02 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from GV Driskell
12 events 5 reviews

It's a good time for finding unique pieces and gems. Come with a plan or you will be overwhelmed. There is a lot to see.

reviewed Aug 26 2016 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda S Hamilton
11 events 5 reviews

Made a fair amount of purchases; resale and personal buys of bead and findings.

Happy Chicago has a show, though I felt there should be more bead and findings, especially gold filled, quality gems and more unusual selections

reviewed Dec 09 2016 report as inappropriate
Review from Sanja
10 events 5 reviews

Or I should say: it was okay just because I was expecting better beading assortment.
I am not too much into pre-made jewelry as I like to make my own, but it was still fine.

I think the last day is the day to go, as many of the sellers...continued

reviewed May 24 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Scotty
22 events 5 reviews

The place is huge. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on a lot of walking. The garage ($13) has a free shuttle to the door.
The blue line el stop of Rosemont is a two-three block walk.

reviewed May 28 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Donna Su
5 events 5 reviews

This was super overwhelming! So much jewelry and gems!!

reviewed Aug 23 2008 report as inappropriate
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