The Rock and Gem Ltd is one of the leading and prestigious trade fair and event organization. Several shows organized by them have Lapidary or Geology club either cutting and polishing gemstones or showing their geological collections. Their organized programs are counted by the leaders and key players of gem industry as they provide ample opportunity for the customers to meet leading business men form respective sectors. Their shows cover a wide range of products varying form mineral specimens sparkling polished and carved crystals of every colour and truly ancient and rare fossils gemstones meteorites jewellery beads and many more.
This was my first time visiting one of the Rock Gem and Bead shows. The show itself was brilliant, unfortunately the location is so difficult to get to. I live about 40 miles from Harrogate, however I don't drive so this is 3 trains away. This time I managed to get someone to drive me, however it meant I was limited on time. It would be great if there was a show in York. I believe there used to be, but doesn't look like there is anymore.But as I said, the show itself was fantastic and the vendors were brilliant.
The show, although there were some fantastic vendors, felt a lot smaller than the Harrogate show (which i was basing my expectations on). Lots of small pieces, tumble stones etc, very few vendors with large pieces and no jaw dropping pieces.