Gems, crystals, and so on, surround us. They adorn our bodies, we collect them in video games, some purportedly have healing powers — if you believe that kind of thing — are highly coveted and generally come with a hefty price as a result. So whether you’re a fan of these multifaceted baubles or have a loved one who is, be smart and take advantage of the Gem Faire taking place this weekend. From Friday to Sunday at the Marin Center guests can find fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and much more all at manufacturer’s prices. The event will be featuring over 70 exhibitors from around the world and the convenient bonus of having your jewelry repaired and cleaned while you shop. Guests will also have the chance to win door prizes each hour and those who bring a can of food to benefit SF-Marin Food Bank get in for free.
If You Go:
When: Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA
Cost: $7 for a weekend pass
Additional event information available here