Jewelry and mineral show comes Springfield April 13-15
While flowers are beginning to bloom and trees starting to leaf this month, natural treasures from the earth mined year-round will be on display at the GemStreet USA Show & Sale at Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio, from April 13-15
“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,” says GemStreet organizer Jane Strieter Smith. “These one-of-a-kind finds come from all corners of the globe—meteorites from Argentina and amethyst from Brazil and Uruguay.”
“Our boutique show features jewelry, gems, beads, fossils and minerals that you won’t find at local stores,” says Gail Strieter of The Soaring Crystal, one of the exhibitorsfrom New Hampshire.The Soaring Crystal has a large collection of quartz, amethyst, agate slices, as well as gamal bowls, which are formed by using gnarled roots of a gamal tree as a base, then topped with hand-blown glass bowls that appear as if they have melted onto the root.
In addition to vendors from across the country, local artists Marti Robers and Mary Beth Campbell of Gem Miracles will be on hand displaying fine jewelry, including necklaces made with amber from the Baltic Sea and rings with Oregon Sunstone.
You’ll find lots of bling, too, at the three-day show. The latest jewelry trends that incorporate intricate beadwork and wire wrapping will be on display, along with all colors of gemstones and pearls. 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. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 general admission and free for children under 12. The ticket is good all weekend. The Clark County Fairgrounds is located at 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, OH 45502.
For more information, contact organizer Jane Strieter-Smith at 216-521-4367 or www.gemstreetusa.com.
CAPTION: Among the finds at the show are translucent quartz mined in Brazil from The Soaring Crystal and a stunning amber necklace from Gem Miracles.