Friday December 17, 2010 / Noon to 6:00pmInternational Gem and Jewelry Show
How was your experience?
We had a terrific time. First, we took the advice of other members and had lunch outside of the Expo Center. It was right around the corner at Wilbur's BBQ - great BBQ, as always! They never disappoint you with their BBQ. The show was amazing! Every time I go to the Expo Center, I am always amazed at how big it is and how many vendors can actually fit inside. This was no exception! We didn't even see half of the jewelers. There is a lot of repetition, so look carefully and go to compare price, length of chain or leather chain and quality of goods. It also helps if you know what you are looking for, since they sell to both jewelers that make their own jewelry and pre-made jewelery to include estate jewelery and many different other styles. I guess I wasn't paying attention to the dates and didn't see they were open on Monday so I didn't even purchase tickets for Monday. I've never heard of a show running into a Monday before. Great time. Make sure you print your Confirmation Receipt since that it your ticket to enter the event. There is NO will-call ticket window.