The Annual Seaside Gem & Mineral Show
Held In August Each Year
Here we have something special indeed. Take the time to see some beautiful Gems & Minerals, See fossils and vendors creating, jewelry, crafting beads, working on wire wrap and much more. The Gem & Mineral Show has thousands of gems, rocks, jewelery, beads, equipment, displays, and exotic gems from all over the world. Here you can purchase many beautiful specimens, gifts, jewelry and more. We are please to have attended this show for several years now and see it growing year to year much due to it's large popular displays and friendly people willing to teach you about the gems & rocks that make up part of the geology of our earth. It's a real chance to find rare exotic gems like jade, opals, petrified woods, turquoise, beads, slabs, cabs, and much more. Hundreds of enthusiastic vendors provide thousands of rocks & gems.
Many of these rare stones are hard to find if you can find them at all anymore. A gemstone, gem or also called precious or semi-precious stone is a highly attractive and valuable piece of mineral, which — when cut and polished — is used in jewelry, However certain rocks, (such as lapis-lazuli) and organic materials (such as amber or jet) are strictly speaking not minerals, but are still applied in jewelry and adornments, and are therefore often considered a gemstone as well. Some minerals that are too soft to be generally applied in jewelry may still be considered a gemstone because of their remarkable color, lustre or other physical properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another characteristic that lends value to a gemstone. But here you will surely find them all.
A valuable (colored) gemstone is prized especially for its great beauty, rarity or aesthetics. Although color plays a very important role in determining the value of a gemstone, many other factors influence its price as well: market supply (think of the fluctuations of Tanzanite prices), rarity (Red Beryl), popularity of a stone, market mechanisms etc.
An example of a gemstone for which high prices are determined, not by its rarity, but stability of the market, and also marketing and consumer perception as well, are diamonds.
Diamond is prized highly as a gemstone since it is the hardest naturally occurring substance known and is able to reflect light with fire and sparkle when faceted. However, diamonds are far from rare with millions of carats mined each year.
General physical characteristics that make a colored stone valuable are color, clarity to a lesser extent (emeralds will always have a number of inclusions), cut, unusual optical phenomena within the stone such as color zoning, and star effects. A factor which plays an important role in determining the value of colored stones, and which is not present in the same way as its determination in diamonds is what many dealers call "water".
So be up for some real interesting great buy's and don't forget to ask question, many of these vendors have a tremendous experience in gems & minerals. Please use their valuable knowledge.
Gems prices can fluctuate heavily (such as those of Tanzanite over the years) or can be quite stable (such as those of diamonds). In general per carat prices of larger stones are higher than those of smaller stones, but popularity of certain sized stone can change prices considerably.
Bring the kids and enjoy this show, It is a must see and is one of our featured events !