For over two decades, Gem Faire has worked hard to be the best marketplace. Gem Faire is one of the largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the United States. With nearly 50 shows a year, Gem Faire brings to the west coast, and some areas of the Midwest, quality gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and earth treasures. Gem Faire dealers are direct importers, wholesalers & manufacturers so you are buying from the source. On this trip to the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds, we spotted several large booths displaying small to gigantic minerals. From quartz crystal points to rose quartz, amethyst, pyrite, malachite, prehnite, smoky quartz points, labradorite and hundreds more. Spotted a new stone for the collection, celestite: a mineral named for its occasional delicate blue hues. For those that believe in healing crystals, a cluster of this lovely blue stone celestite in your room is suppose to be excellent for your emotional state as it is calming and uplifting. As a novice collector, no need to be shy as all the vendors are all very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
The main advantage of attending the Gem Faire is having all the important suppliers, importers, manufacturers, and distributors under one roof for the ease of shopping. You may want stones from one vendor but need chains from another. Gem Faire is also known to be “the source” for suppliers of jewelry, minerals, fossils, gemstones, beads, lapidary tools, and jewelry making supplies. Check out the link for the next dates it will be in Orange County and San Diego.
Luxe Tip: While you shop, you can also drop off jewelry to be cleaned and repaired.
Images by: Michael Tsao for Love Luxe Life
Address: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (503) 252-8300
Facebook: Orange County Gem Faire