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International gem show in Austin in Apr

Discussion in 'Indians in Austin' started by selviraj, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. selviraj

    selviraj New IL'ite

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    Induslady Administrator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: International gem show in Austin in April

    Hi Selvi & other Austin ladies,

    I followed the link and see that the show is going to be from Apr 18th to 20th in Barton Springs Road.

    Just thought of updating the dates.

    Malathy
     
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    Is the GemShow good ? any one went there
     
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    It would be nice if someone...who went there.. share with us their shopping experience...
     
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    Hi Ranee and sssaustin,

    Please refer to the US shopping forum.The discussion there might help you to clear your queries regarding the gem shows.

    Thanks !
     
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    sssaustin Senior IL'ite

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    starshine,

    i was just curious to know abt the ILites' shopping experience in Austin Gem Show and that's y posted here...
     
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    Oh Ok, No problem. I just thought the discussions in the US shopping forum might help you to decide or to know about the general opinion of the people around.
     
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    Hi
    Could anyone share the experience of the gem show.How worth the stones are.Is the stones are precious or semi precious.Share your opinion ladies.

    Regards
    Kavi
     
  10. Induslady

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    Hi Kavi,

    I just came back from the gems show in Austin.

    The bead strings - ruby, emerald, saphire, coral, jade etc. - those uncut ones are all semi-precious. Even the coral and jade that comes in Rose, Tulip, leaf shapes also doesn't seem to be very pure.

    Crystals in different colors are available in different prices within the same stall and they say the price varies with the cut.

    I got a crystal string that has about 50-60 crystals that costed $20. But the same person had similar crystal string for $10 and even as low as $3. So I guess the price varies with the quality. If you place those strings side by side you will see the difference in the cut and shine.

    Similarly, emerald and ruby uncut strings were available for $80 as well as $20. You will see the quality difference yourselves.

    In my opinion, they are the worth the buy to build with silver-dipped gold and one-gram gold matching pendants and ear-rings and wear them once in a while with matching dresses.

    Malathy
     
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