Ethan Lazzerini

Gem Show Tips and My Crystal Buyers Guide

Gem Show Tips and My Crystal Buyers Guide

Gem Show Tips and My Crystal Buyers Guide

I recently visted a Rock, Gem ‘n’ Bead Show here in the UK. I wanted to share my experience, finds and all the crystal eye candy with you. I have also included my crystal shopping guide and Gem Show tips…

 

Gem Show Geodes, Rose Quartz chunks, Selenite Lamps and Angels

Gem Show Geodes, Rose Quartz chunks, Selenite Lamps and Angels

 

People often ask me if these types of events are a good place to buy crystals and although I have bought crystals at Mind, Body and Spirit events I have not been to an exclusive show for crystals till now.

 

Gem Show Tips and Crystal Buyers Guide

Gem Show Tips and Guide (Pin To Pinterest)

 

What To Expect

I was lucky enough to get free entry as a seller who was there had given me a couple of tickets a few months ago. I have to say it was a little overwhelming on arrival. I don’t think I have ever been around so many crystals at once. Arriving early mean’t there were less people around to start. Things got very busy by lunchtime.
Raw Crystal Clusters straight from the mine

Raw Crystal Clusters straight from the mine

So Many Crystals…

There were all types of crystals on display from big to small. Plus fossils, gemstones, beads and jewellery. Most stones are priced with a sticker or on a box. Make sure you have saved up before you go to an event like this and set a budget so you don’t go crazy!
What I found was that the people that ran the stalls were all really knowledgable about what they had and were very friendly and helpful. I did not feel pressured to buy anything. They know people think about things before buying a lot of the time.

 

Feast your eyes on some Crystal eye candy

Feast your eyes on some Crystal eye candy

 

The Prices

There were lots of bargains with most things very reasonably priced. If you want a museum quality specimin or a huge display crystal, expect to pay for it. Some of the sellers were cutting stones right there in front of you. There were lots of things I rarely see online and so much choice in sizes and forms.

 

Huge Pyrite Crystal Skull plus other treasures of the Earth

Huge Pyrite Crystal Skull plus other treasures of the Earth

 

Crystal Mines

I was surprised to see not just British stones but also locally mined crystals. Some crystals came with certificates of the mine they came from. I didn’t see any heat treated Amethyst/Citrine, only natural Citrine which was very refreshing.

 

Crystal Spheres, Wands, Points and Flames on a lightbox

Crystal Spheres, Wands, Points and Flames on a lightbox

 

Raw crystal and mineral specimens at the Rock and Gem Show

Raw crystal and mineral specimens at the Rock and Gem Show

 

What I Came Home With

I can highly recommend buying crystals at a Gem Show and will definatly go again next year. I brought home two Preseli Bluestone items, a Wrist Mala and a small Pyramid (For gridding). Also two halves of a Agate & Quartz Geode and a Clear Quartz Icosahedron.
Plus a large partly polished Candle Quartz (photo does not do it justice). A stunning Bulgarian Pyrite Cluster (which came with a certificate of origin) and a white Spirit Quartz Cluster. Better closeup photos will appear on my InstagramFacebook and Pinterest.

 

My crystal haul from the Gem Show

My crystal haul from the Gem Show

 

My Top Gem Show Tips:

Save up well in advance.
Budget yourself.
Bring a bag or backpack…
Arrive early to avoid the crowds.
Ask questions to the sellers.
Handle or touch the crystals if possible.
Can’t see what your looking for? Ask them.
Revisit crystals you were thinking about before you go.
Do you have any Gem Show tips to share? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (Please keep any questions you have on topic if you want a response).
With gratitude,
Ethan
www.ethanlazzerini.com

 

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8 thoughts on “Gem Show Tips and My Crystal Buyers Guide

  1. Chrissy

    I went to a body mind spirit show and came home with quite a haul myself even a preseli bluestone nugget that as I go to this show twice a year my”pendulum gal” recommended. Some quartz and mookite for gridding a rhodochrosite pyramid and a beautiful rhyolite sphere among alot of others. I did do all of your tips in this blog except probably most important the budget!!

  2. Gisele

    I’ve never gone to a Gem Show but I really want to. I’ve recently gotten into crystals and stones. Their different powers and vibrations are amazing. Thank you for the great tips!

  3. Fran Williams

    My favorite think to do at Gen Show or stores is to touch them. I can’t believe the power I feel from them. And also feel the positivity or negativity , while holding a crystal while talking to the vendor I feel weather he or she is truthful. I’m the one that rummages thru all the rock bins and just Scoop my hand thru them till I find the ones attracted to me. I love ❤️Gen showe.

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