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Gem and Jewelry Show Shows It’s Metal in San Mateo This October

International Gem & Jewelry Show returns to San Mateo County Event Center on the weekend of October 4th 2019. Jewelry aficionados see gem shows as an opportunity to discover the latest in jewelry trends.

Spring 2019 runway reports from New York to Paris called for a return to maximalist jewelry. Harper’s Bazaar in it’s fashion month roundup cited key trends, including statement necklaces making a comeback to dripping stone details, re-imagined chokers, layered piles of different necklaces, larger-than-life earrings, and bunches of bangles- more is less seemed to be the theme this year said Deborah Yonick, jewelry style expert. Tiaras are back as are chandelier earrings and fringed chokers.

Silver is also a favorite metal with color, especially blue. Silver also combines nicely with pearls. Silver and diamond allow customers to wear luxury precious metals and stones without breaking the bank. Lemon quartz is well matched in silver as well.

Additionally, says Deborah Yonick, “ Gemstones have been ascribed unique energy properties that can work with our own energies to draw out negativity, hold onto certain intentions and provide desirable qualities like calm and strength. In much the same way, she says as crystals captured the attention of a generation during the 1970s gemstones are inspiring the youth of today to include them in their lifestyle.”

During the New York fashion week for fall 2018, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen gifted guests at their show with white quartz to promote harmony and black tourmaline to ward off negative energies.

At the International Gem & Jewelry Show jewelry crafters can source directly from wholesalers and manufacturers. They are promised the lowest prices on beads, pearls, clasps, wire, supplies, chains, findings, in addition to finished jewelry. They can craft their own designs.

The event will showcase handcrafted beads from around the world in all components, colors, shapes and sizes along with loose beads and finished beaded jewelry and beading supplies. The marketplace will be open Friday 12pm- 6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5pm and Sunday 11 am-5 pm at San Mateo County Event Center 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA. Learn https://www.intergem.com/events/upcoming-shows/san-mateo-ca-bead-show-october-4-6-2019Mmmore here:

Ode To A Saree

Ode To A Saree

Author in a saree

I am tradition and culture
savvy and modern
I am ageless
neither old nor young
I am emotions, memories
sentiments and longings
I am of all hues 
pastel and vibrant
I am beauty and grace
happiness and envy 
I anger and placate
entice and flatter
I conform to contours
draped any which way
I am a riddle until unfurled
6 yards of sheer wonder
I am an obsession 
of every woman!


From the Indus, Mayan, Mauryan, and Roman civilizations to Chanel, Kate Spade, Swarowski, and Bvlgari, bangles continue to tantalize women the world over. 

Perfectly rounded and ornate, 
glass, metal, lacquer, and agate.
Unparalleled in splendor and beauty
the very symbol of femininity.
Seductive, tantalizing, trendy
beautiful, bright, contemporary.
Luminous, delicate, tinkling 
intricate, shiny, twinkling.
Of every color and every shade
satisfying any need and taste. 
A child’s laughter, a bride’s pride
exotic, precious, worn with delight.
Ancient as the ‘Dancing girl’ sculpture
donned by women in modern culture.

Author at her wedding

An only child, now a wife and mother of two adult children, I am a poet at heart who involuntarily thinks and writes in verse.  Emotions and memories that tug my heart slip out into my notepad as poems. Poetry which began as a hobby when I was a teenager became my catharsis after my father passed away in 2015.