The Ottawa Gem Show is coming up on September 21st and 22nd, and I’m super excited!  Ever since we discovered it, I’ve been going, both to ogle all the gorgeous gems, beads, jewellery, and other goodies, and to do some serious shopping.  Roxy has already put in a request for me to load her up on new supplies at the show as well! I missed out last year (I got married that weekend, woo hoo!), but I’ll definitely be going this year.

The show is put on by the Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club, and features anything that a magpie like me could want.  There’s a lot of gem and mineral samples, crystals, cut stones and beads, and fossils.  In addition, there are jewellers, carved stone items and art.  Club members do demonstrations of stone cutting and faceting, and are always willing to share their knowledge.  They will even identify stones if you bring them with you.

Expect lots of photos of pretty gems and other goodies.  The show is open to the public, so if you’re in the Ottawa area, go take a look!


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