The 21st annual Roanoke Valley Spring Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show (open to the public) will be held May 25-27 at the Salem Civic Center. The event will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The event will feature jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the United States who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Gem trees, wire sculpture, wire wrap, pearls, stone beads, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral, rough and fossil dealers will be included. Dealers from Brazil, China, India and Russia will have items and stones unique to their part of the world at our show.
There will be hourly door prizes, including a gold ring with a precious stone as a Grand Door Prize. You do not have to be present to win the Grand Prize. This show is fun for the whole family. Bring the kids. There will be a gift of tumbled stones for the kids.
Admission is $4, and your ticket is good for all three days. Children under age 16 are free. Parking is free.
– Submitted by Van Wimmer, show director