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Intergem - Marlborough MA

Discussion in 'Hangout' started by Kismet, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Kismet
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    by Kismet » Apr 16, 2010
    So I just got their reminder post card the other day for the May 7-9 show. Any one interested in going? Most likely date for me would be Saturday the 8th but I could possibly be talked into playing hooky from work for Friday the 7th.
     
  2. Hudson_Hawk
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    by Hudson_Hawk » Apr 16, 2010
    I''m free to go on Saturday or Sunday.
     
  3. waterlilly
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    by waterlilly » Apr 17, 2010
    For folks that have been to this type of show before, what can one expect? Are the people selling jewelry a mixed bag - some reputable, some not? I worry about going to something like this, finding a piece that looks all sparkly and pretty only to find out after purchasing that it''s a dud and not having a way to return it.

    I worry that I''m just not savy enough at examining stones to tell if they are real - are there shark vendors in the mix when you go to these shows?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Hudson_Hawk
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    by Hudson_Hawk » Apr 17, 2010
    Well I''m sure Kismet and Allison D. can chime in here because they''re really the experts on this show, but in my experience it was a mix of both good quality and crap. But it was clear which was which. There are vendors who have huge buckets of FW pearl necklaces that they sell for literally $4 a piece and then there are vintage jewelry vendors with pieces upwards of $10k. Last time we went we had a connection that got us into the vendor side where most of the loose stone sales were made. Again, the quality levels available we''re pretty obvious.

    It''s fun if nothing less. I went last year with a teeny tiny budget and came home with a few goodies. I unfortunately wasn''t at a place where I could shell out a ton on something. But I remember the other ladies picked up some great stuff.

    Oh and the group of usual suspects up here in the Boston area is fantastic, they''re a great bunch of ladies and a ton of fun to hang out with!
     
  5. jewelz617
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    by jewelz617 » Apr 17, 2010
    I''m going with a few friends, should be a good time. I''ve been hitting up gem shows for years with my father who always steered me in the right direction, so this year it will be fun to put some of my knowledge to the test on my own!
     
  6. NewEnglandLady
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    by NewEnglandLady » Apr 17, 2010
    I will definitely come if I can. Byron is scheduled for surgery that week down in Virginia, but if I am back in time and D can take care of him, I''ll be there! I miss you ladies!
     
  7. Kismet
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    by Kismet » Apr 20, 2010
    I''m sure there are shark vendors everywhere but I haven''t heard of anyone getting a dud. If you''re nervous about buying then pay by credit card, get the item tested and if you didn''t get what you thought then open a dispute.
     
  8. Kismet
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    by Kismet » Apr 20, 2010
    Ooh, I hope it''s nothing too serious! Looking forward to seeing you and HH again.
     
  9. packrat
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    by packrat » Apr 20, 2010
    Is the show ever in the Midwest area? One of my friends said there''s a gem show in Sioux Falls which wouldn''t be bad, but she couldn''t remember when-she just remembered from a year or so ago, so who knows.
     
  10. KtIceRN
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    by KtIceRN » Apr 20, 2010
    I''m in for Saturday the 8Th. I have a babysitter already lined up! I am super excited!!! I know Allison is planning on going too. I am sure she will chime in.

    HH - My mom is coming with me but I would love to car pool if you are up for it. She lives over near you so we can pick you up. I''ll send you an email!
     
  11. lizzyann
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    by lizzyann » Apr 20, 2010
    Ladies, I would love to go, but I have a baby shower on the 8th. Have fun and make sure to post pics of your goodies! I am from the Springfield area but not too far if there is ever a Mass GTG!!!
     
  12. Kismet
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    by Kismet » Apr 21, 2010
    I''m not sure exactly where you live, but if you go to the Intergem website and click on ''Attendees'' and then ''Find a show'', it will bring up a map of the shows.
     
  13. Allison D.
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    by Allison D. » Apr 21, 2010
    Yep - I''m in for Saturday.
     
  14. Kismet
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    by Kismet » May 3, 2010
    Just a bump in case anyone else wants to go.
     
  15. Hudson_Hawk
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    by Hudson_Hawk » May 3, 2010
    Hey Kismet, thanks again for organizing. I''m in for Saturday the 8th! Can''t wait to see everyone. Are we doing a picnic again like last time?
     
  16. Allison D.
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    by Allison D. » May 3, 2010
    If anyone''s up for it, I''m happy to do a potluck picnic again.

    Blinky and I are carpooling, and I think we''re planning to get there somewhere around the noon timeframe.
     
  17. blinkydoll
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    by blinkydoll » May 3, 2010
    YAY![​IMG]
    I''m in. Aij--> [​IMG]

    woo
     
  18. Kismet
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    by Kismet » May 3, 2010
    Sure, potluck sounds good. Right now there''s only a 40% chance of rain on Saturday. I''ll probably be there around 10:30-11ish.
     
  19. Hudson_Hawk
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    Cool. KT, her mom and I will be coming together. Not sure what time. I''ll bring a salad.
     
  20. NewEnglandLady
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    by NewEnglandLady » May 3, 2010
    I want to go so badly and if it works out, I will, but my gut is telling me I probably can''t go. Byron is in surgery right now, so we''ll just have to see how well he recovers. Bo is having a tumor removed on Thursday, so both boys will be recovering on Saturday. If it''s not too much for D to handle on his own, I''ll try to slip out and go. If they are not doing so great, I''ll probably want to stay home. I miss you ladies and want to see you again--plus I didn''t get to go last year and was really wanting to go this year! If I don''t see you, have a great time!!
     
  21. swimmer
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    by swimmer » May 3, 2010
    NEL, sending very good healing vibes to your very large dogs.

    Not sure what my plans are for Sat...due day is before then, but he is still cooking. I will let HH know if I am in at the last minute. Have a great day ladies!
     
  22. rockzilla
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    by rockzilla » May 3, 2010
    Count me in!
     
  23. KtIceRN
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    by KtIceRN » May 3, 2010
    Picnic sounds great! Mom and I can bring Willow Tree Chicken salad sandwiches and some chips.

    HH want to plan on getting there for noon? I forget how long the drive is, but I will check it out tonight and then we can figure out a meet time.
     
  24. cellentani
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    by cellentani » May 3, 2010
    I swear, I''m THIS close to hopping a train up there!! Hope all of you guys have lots of fun!
     
  25. Hudson_Hawk
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    by Hudson_Hawk » May 4, 2010
    Swimmer, the walk could be JUST what you need to get your stubborn little man moving! Maybe we can rig up a tarp or something for you to carry and stand on on the off chance your water breaks.
     
  26. Kismet
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    by Kismet » May 4, 2010
    Ooh, do it, do it!
     
  27. Kismet
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    by Kismet » May 4, 2010
    Excellent! Have you met up with anyone going so that someone knows how to find you?
     
  28. rockzilla
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    by rockzilla » May 4, 2010
    I haven''t met up with anyone from MA (I was in SF and LA beforehand) so if there is a secret handshake someone needs to teach me!

    Though I am 5''10" and I can wear something distinctive so that its hard to miss me :))

    RZ

    Also, why is my avatar picture a black box?
     
  29. Hudson_Hawk
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    by Hudson_Hawk » May 4, 2010
    RZ, I'm psyched to meet you after all this time!

    ETA: I'll be the pregnant chick waddling around.
     
  30. Ella
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    by Ella » May 6, 2010
    Please check your email for a note from me on how to plan this get together more privately. [​IMG]
     

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