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1856 Star Starred
San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive San Mateo, CA 94403
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2 events
2 reviews
137 stars
I wore Wear comfy shoes and plan to stay all day!.
International Gem and Jewelry Show
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3 events
3 reviews
10 stars
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The Bead Show
124 ratings
3.9 average rating
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7 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 11 2009

This was my first time to attend and I really enjoyed it. It can be overwhelming to look at everything. There were so many beautiful beads to look at and it was best to look at most of the stalls first before buying because there were some vendors...continued

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29 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 11 2009

I took my girlfriend and her three kids. We have now made this an annual event and already have planned for the next outing. The layout was easy and nice to get through. The prices were very reasonable, a bead lovers paradise. This was my first...continued

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17 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 18 2009

For a "free" event it was costly - the $8 parking fee is a deterrent and the number of vendors was less than previous years.

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About the Ticket Supplier: International Gem & Jewelry Show

In 1967, Herbert A. Duke, Sr., founded the first commercial gem and jewelry show to sell directly to the public. From these humble beginnings, the International Gem & Jewelry Shows were created. With nearly 100 shows yearly in more than 35 major U.S. cities, they now produce the largest exhibition of gems, minerals and jewelry in the world. More than half a million people pass through this world famous bazaar each year.