Helmut Keonig Gemmologist
Bring your unknown stones for Helmut to identify. He also brings a wide range of testing equipment used to distinguish various stones. As well you will see jewellery featuring precious and semi precious stones for sale
Kathy brings a selection of stones & minerals particularly amethyst from Ontario to several shows in southern Ontario. Also look at their variety of minerals, fossils and tumbled stones.
Earthy Girl Designs
Coming from a family background in mining, Amanda started collecting rocks and minerals at the tender age of seven. Her hobby eventually evolved into Earthy Girl Designs, established 20 years ago, which encompasses a wide range of gemstone & vintage beads, handmade beaded jewellery and Native American jewellery in sterling silver. Currently her bead collection includes American & Chinese turquoise, kunzite, morganite, chrome diopside and carved beads. Always looking for the unusual or different, Amanda’s assortment is continuously evolving. Amanda is a member of The Toronto Bead Society, Craft Ontario and the former Bead Museum in Phoenix Arizona.
Paul Wellhauser and company are importers of a variety of Fair-Trade African products including decor, Jewellery, soapstone carvings, and more(! ) And an inspired a working relationship. travelling to distant African villages and settlements, ” we continue to strengthen our direct connection with African craftspeople”
Superior Gems and Jewelry
Ed Checko has a superior eye for destinctive stones and has incorporated sterling silver , cabs and wire worked stones into his unique designs with complimentary beaded necklaces. Come and see his unique selection.
The Amber Room:
Since 1997, The Amber Room has specialized in beautiful and unique pieces of amber jewellery and gifts imported from Gdansk, Poland. We are located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Our retail location offers an exquisite collection of brooches, rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants and necklaces. All with best quality Baltic amber set in sterling sliver by European craftsmen. “Our unique gifts include: amber lamps and candles as well as decorative trees made of amber and other gemstones. Also we have amber with insect inclusions” .
Wilf and Dorothy have fine Australian opals set in gold. Nearly all of their opal cabochons are cut by Wilf. The Opal Showcase has high quality Australian black opals with their rainbow fire of colors too.
Minerals, jewellery , beads; Chez Schmidt has it all. Gerry and Huguette have a wonderful eclectic display of superb lapidary gifts. Anyone who has a passion for rocks and minerals is certain to find something that pleases them.
Blair and Jennifer Campbell have been mineral collectors, rockhounds and lapidaries since 1973. Since 1995 Crystal Grove has been a retirement project for both. Jennifer and Blair are quite active in our club and are long term members. Jennifer has been Show Chair since 1981. Blair is a former club President and former acting President. He is currently serving his second term as Program Coordinator. Jennifer is an enthusiastic lapidary and wire jewellery artist. Blair’s interest is in quality mineral and fossil specimens. “Our aim is to bring unusual and quality products to our customers at reasonable prices”.
Meet Jane and Doug Wambold. Lismark are the most senior of of our dealers. Certainly not in age but in years of experience and quality. Doug specializes in native elements with some of the best native element specimens that you can find anywhere. He also has a great array of finished slabs.
Chris and Wendy Fouts wll be at our show. They have a fabulous display of unique rocks , minerals and fossils. Chris is a Geologist by profession and a life long mineral collector and rockhound. For many years he organized mineral collecting trips in Bancroft, the mineral capital of Canada. With that amount of knowledge and experience at Mad River, you can be certain that you’re getting the real deal.
Renee & David Paterson have been Rockhounds for over 30 years .They have acquired and self-collected a large and varied selection of quality mineral specimens. As one of their “retirement ” projects ,they have been sorting ,cleaning, trimming, and preparing much of this material to make it available to other collectors. A broad spectrum of these specimens will be available at our show.
Alpine Gems is involved in most aspects of the coloured gemstone trade from grading gem rough and faceting, to gemstone exploration and small-scale artisan mining. Alpine Gems operates a gemstone cutting shop in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and sells loose coloured gemstones by mail order, by appointment-only visits and of course at our show. Owner, Brad Wilson specializes on gemstones of Canadian origin.
The Gneiss Guy
Size Matters: if you’re looking for decorator items for your home and you like minerals and fossils, you should take a look at Ken Dardano’s booth. Ken deals in ammonites, petrified wood, desert roses, aragonite crystals, amethyst cathedrals and more. A lot of his merchandise is substantial, but not his prices. The Gneiss Guy is a good place to look for value.
Your dream. Our beads. We help! That sums up the focus of Canada Beading Supply. The company has all the supplies you need to make beautiful and unique jewellery plus useful information about techniques. In addition to gemstone beads and freshwater pearls, they have precious metal findings, seed beads, Preciose crystals, stringing materials, tools, books and lots more.Canada Beading Supply is a family-owned business established in 1984 in Ottawa Ontario, Canada.
Soosai Prosper Designs
Soosai is a master facetor. He was one of the first to develop a new way of maximizing the brilliance of gemstones. His concave faceting techniques allow him to create sparking crators of cut gems. Soosai also provides jewellery casting services, creates one – of- a kind jewellery. He has trained Lapidary instructors in Nigeria and Madagascar.
Jewellery Jamboree Gems
Reza Piroznia, F.C.G.m.A,(Graduate Gemmologist) is a Canadian-based goldsmith. Strongly influenced by his Persian roots Reza designs jewellery using gemstones that he has carefully selected while spelunking world wide. His delightful and delicate creations capture the natural qualities present in Super Seven crystals and a love for Persian Turquoise. Enjoying his livelihood with an engaging enthusiasm and charm Reza has created Jewellery Jamboree Gems as a family run business. Known to all of us as a generous and gentle person it is a delight to share in his dream.
At Lakeside Gems you will find a great selection of semi-precious gemstones, rockhounding tools, rock tumblers , and jewellery. After years of experience Linda Bast has the experience to help you pick te right tools for your geological experience.
STONE DESIGNS Jewellery and Sculpture
Colleen Walker combines genuine fun stones with necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with silver, gold, pewter and other interesting fine metals and beads. Rob Hudyma creates hard stone sculptures using rare colourful and unusual materials. What a husband and wife combination.
Kulu Trading was established in 1988 to showcase the eclectic collection that the owner, Tim Noyes-Brown, had begun personally selecting and directly importing from Southeast Asia. Continuing to search for new and unique gifts of the Earth, he now travels extensively through Europe and Asia, as well as North and South America, refining and expanding the collections all the time.Their unique pieces are hand-crafted in Bali, Indonesia and the gemstones are sourced from dealers the world over. Always mindful of ethical trading, they work directly with their silversmiths and stone suppliers, visiting their workshops and factories regularly.