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GemStreet USA Show brings rare finds to town


GemStreet USA Show & Sale brings to town some rare finds from around the globe. At the three-day show, set for September 27-29 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, you will find much more than diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Here, you will unearth a kaleidoscope of gems, jewelry, beads, fossils and minerals. Handcrafted clay beads from Kenya. Petrified teak wood from Indonesia. Quartz crystal mined from Arkansas.

“We like to tell people when they walk through the door to get inspired and be dazzled,” says Jane Strieter Smith, who along with her sister Gail Strieter, produces these gem and jewelry shows throughout the Midwest. “We bring together fine jewelers, talented artists and knowledgeable collectors who search the world over for the earth's most cherished gems, minerals, fossils and more.”

One of the featured exhibitors is mineral expert Maria Celeste from Gems by Celestial Dancer™, who will showcase some uncommon minerals, gems and crystals including an aquamarine in a rare sphere shape from Brazil and a ruby sphere from India, as well as a large 10-pound hematite sphere.

“Hematite helps you stay grounded as it absorbs negative energy and calms you in times of stress,” says Maria. “We also will have other healing crystals and stones such as Covellite used by cancer patients, healing infinite stones that help lessen back pain and clear crystal quartz to enhance overall well-being.”

In addition to crystals and minerals, Celeste features finished jewelry including bracelets made with semi-translucent purplish-blue Kyanite from India and deep raspberry-pink Rhodochrositefrom Argentina.

“Whether in the form of loose minerals, jewelry pieces or decorative items for your home or office, they will have you feeling energized, hopeful and peaceful,” says Maria.


GemStreet USA takes place at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds at 19201 E. Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7; free for children under 12. Discount coupons available at