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GemStreet USA Show & Sale comes to town September 22-24

Bridging natural with manmade, GemStreet USA Show & Sale showcases both earthy and refined treasures. From necklaces made with diamonds mined from around the world to fascinating fossils unearthed in geological digs to colorful beads made with clay from Mt. Kenyan incorporated in bracelets, these unique items will be on display at the GemStreet USA Show & Sale September 22-24 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.

The show features fine jewelers, talented artists and knowledgeable collectors who search the world over for the earth's most cherished specimens.

The Soaring Crystal from New Hampshire has a large collection of Gamal Bowls. These one-of-a-kind bowls are formed by using gnarled roots of a gamal tree as a base, then topped with hand-blown glass bowls that are fired after being formed on the bottom so they appear as if they have “melted” onto the root.

“There are no two bowls that are the same as the molten sculptural bowls highlight nature’s beauty,” says Gail Strieter, who produces the GemStreet USA shows across the Midwest. “These wood-glass sculptures make stunning vases, candy dishes, fish bowls and terrariums.”

There will be lots of bling, too, featured at the three-day show. The latest fall jewelry trends that incorporate gold, silver, copper, gemstones, pearls, diamonds, intricate beadwork and wire wrapping will be on display. And if you want to make your own jewelry, you will also find an array of beading supplies, tools and educational materials.

Show hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $7 general admission, (free for children under 12 years old). Ticket is good all weekend. For more information on GemStreet USA, contact its organizer, Jane Strieter-Smith at 216-521-GEMS (4367) or visit The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds is located at 19201 E. Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights.

CAPTION: Each Gamal Bowl is a one-of-a-kind work of art, with glass bowls custom fit to gnarled tree root.