One of my favorite events is coming up this weekend and that is the International Gem & Jewelry Show! Ever since I was 7 years old my mother would take me to the shows with her and her friends, it was such an experience to take  the Metro down to D.C.  and go to the convention center where we would walk down aisle after aisle of brightly lit jewelry. Gold, silver, platinum, estate jewelry, wholesale, retail, loose beads, loose gems, custom made, repair, and of course costume jewelry all can be found plus so much more. Twenty years later my mother and I are pro’s! We pack 2 pairs of shoes, our tickets are filled out,  we have our list of things we “need”, we unload or purses to the bare minimum and we bring along a tote with a bottled water. We where layers, and have lots of small bills, we walk in there like we own the place and head straight back to the wholesale where we make our rounds to the usual vendors who we know have the best prices, we then head down, we set a time where we meet if we get lost, and we have our cell phones on, after the show we head to a local restaurant where we each layout all our goodies and  talk about what a deal we got on them.  Below I have listed all the details for this upcoming show… Hope to see you there!

FEBRUARY 19-21, 2010

4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

Friday        12:oo p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday    10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday      11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tickets: One low ticket price good for all three days! Tickets are $8.00 per person, children under 2 enter for free. You can purchase tickets at the show. [Cash only]