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Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show this weekend

(June 5, 2015) A variety of unique items can be found this weekend during Treasures of the Earth, Ocean City’s annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show starting today, Friday, at noon and continuing until Sunday afternoon at the convention center on 40th Street.

Dozens of vendors featuring classic, estate, handcrafted and contemporary jewelry made from an assortment of metals, gems, crystals, pearls, minerals and fossils will be featured in the show.

Also, jewelers and wire wrappers will be on site who can design, remount or repair jewelry.

“The variety of items from the vendors, the hours one can spend looking and the fact that the tickets can be used all weekend are reasons why people should come out to join us,” said promoter Jane Westbrook, who is organizing the show with longtime exhibitor Ellen White, of C. White Ltd.

The show attracts hundreds of people and has been an Ocean City tradition for almost three decades.

“Customers love to shop for unique jewelry, including fine jewelry, sterling, custom designed pieces, fashion jewelry and estate jewelry,” Westbrook said. “There will also be loose gemstones available, beautiful mineral specimens and gift items.”

Attendees who enjoy beading will find a large selection including gemstone beads, pearls, crystals, pewter and novelty beads.

Kynanite, which is fairly new to jewelry and pieces featured at the show, will be made of the mineral, Westbrook said.

Several vendors have participated in the show for more than 20 years, but attendees should look for a couple newcomers as well, she said.

“Just spending time talking to the individual vendors, the customer can learn a lot of valuable information. Each vendor is very knowledgeable about their products,” she added.

The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show is open today, 12-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ocean City convention center.

“For those interested in beautiful and unusual gems, minerals and jewelry, the Treasures of the Earth Show provides hours of enjoyment,” Westbrook said. “We look forward to seeing you there.”

Admission costs $5 and is good for the entire weekend. Members of the military with an ID and youth under 16 get in free with an adult.

Visit www.treasuresoftheearth.com for more information and for $1 off admission or bring the ad on page 60 in Ocean City Today for $1 off.

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