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GemStreet USA show in Cleveland spotlights rare fossils and minerals

Showcasing the earth’s finest and shiniest, GemStreet USA Show & Sale features items Mother Earth has spent millions of years creating. From necklaces made with diamonds mined from around the world to fascinating fossils unearthed in geological digs to colorful beads made with clay from Africa and incorporated in bracelets, these unique items will be on display at the GemStreet USA Show & Sale September 28-30 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.

One of the featured exhibitors this fall is Bernie Pisarchick of Lodin’s Gems & Minerals. A geologist who is a retired FBI gem and jewelry expert, he will showcase a large selection of cabochons including unique Charoite and Seraphinite mined in Siberia, Russia; Lapis from Afghanistan; and Amber from Madagascar and other regions of the world.

“Show attendees will find beautiful and unique gems, jewelry and fossils at GemStreet USA,” says Bernie, who also is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America and a goldsmith. “In addition to faceted gemstones and loose stones for people who make their own jewelry, I will have fossils, mineral specimens, meteorites and petrified wood at the show.”

Lodin’s Gems & Minerals is one of the several dozen fine jewelers, talented artists and knowledgeable collectors at the show who search the world over for the earth's most cherished specimens.

“We are a boutique show and sale where you will find that something different,” says Lakewood resident Jane Strieter Smith, of Strieter Productions, which organizes these shows in the Midwest. “We bring together a kaleidoscope of fine gems, jewelry, beads, crystals, minerals and fossils all under one roof for a three-day show.”

GemStreet USA takes place at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds at 19201 E. Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights on September 28-30. 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.