- 6 years ago
Soo… yesterday my SO and I went to our first Gem Faire.
It was not what either of us were really expecting, more beads than anything else.
There were some great druzys and crystals but not as many gems as we were hoping for.
My SO was expecting a high-end jewelry show.
I was expecting more jewelers to be there with higher quality merchandise and loose stones.
What we saw:
Booths full of strands of beads
Some jewelry but most of it was not to my taste (a lot of dipped in gold jewelry) not so much silver/white gold.
Some very “fake” looking stones (i.e too much coating on the glass beads).
Anyway, while we didn’t find anything for me- except things out of my price range or just too low of quality- we did find some beads we’re going to sew to our cats’ collars… yay! But that was after about an hour and a half of looking and finding nothing. My SO doesn’t really like polished stones- which I do, so we compromised and I got what I wanted for my cat and he got what he liked for his.
He was bored about 20 mins into being there though- so I promised I wouldln’t bring him again.
We managed to walk out spending a grand total of $5… entrance fee was waived because of the Chinese New Year 🙂