Venue Details

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Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
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1 events
1 review
0 stars
Parking was $10.00 at the center SHOULD HAVE BEEN $5.00
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Reviews & Ratings

My Favorite! Bead Show
184 ratings
4.0 average rating
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13 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended May 18 2008

Bead show was great. Spent lots of money and got the most unusual beads and chains. Very, very cool.

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33 events
26 reviews
10 stars
attended May 17 2008

This show was mainly for people who make and sell jewelry. There were hardly any single beads or stones to buy. You had to buy an entire string. The prices for many of the fittings seemed high to me, but I could be wrong.

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23 events
15 reviews
9 stars
attended May 16 2008

I didn't know they taught classes there. I learned a lot. I bought a lot. I was overwhelmed by the inventory.

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No photography is allowed in the showroom.

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.