Hi, this is Leslie Harris, and I have been wanting to go to the Chicago Gem show for literally about 25 or 30 years, and yesterday I finally went!
Now I’m this hippie chick who loves things like crystals and other kinds of semi-precious gemstones like amethyst and rose quartz, so that’s the kind of stuff I was looking for, and in fact I did buy myself a nice heart-shaped piece of rosasite. (which I had never heard of before)
Now if diamonds and emeralds are more your jam, while you’re in luck because the Chicago Gem show has a little something for everyone including fine jewelry, jewelry and watch repair, designer handbags, loose gems, everything from costume jewelry starting at a dollar to precious gems, jewelry findings, strands of beads made from semi-precious gemstones, wood, glass and plastic, pendants, rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, $5 watches, designer watches, and even sheets made from bamboo fiber.
The Chicago Gem show is going on today and tomorrow at the Donald EC Stevens convention Center in Rosemont, and it’s only $6 to get in, but they’ll get you on parking. Find out more HERE