PRESS RELEASE HAMPTON 2015
Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show Expands 2015 Events Schedule with First Ever Show in Hampton
, VA – Treasures of the Earth is pleased to announce that their second show of the season will be held March 27-29 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Vendors from across the country will participate in this show, which is open to the public. General admission is $5.00 for adults, age 16 and under free, and military and veterans free.
“We are thrilled to bring Treasures of the Earth to Hampton this year. Our vendors will display every type of jewelry including 14K and 18K gold and sterling silver handcrafted, classic, fashion and estate jewelry,” said Treasures of the Earth Show promoter, Jane Westbrook. “There will also be an expansive selection of loose colored gemstones, as well as beads, beading supplies, fossils, mineral specimens, rocks and crystals.”
Featured vendors at the Hampton show include:
- GW Designs
- Sea Star
- Bary Gems, Inc.
- The Arosemena Collection
- D’Artes Gems
- Omega Gems
- Pamela’s Jewelry
- Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
- Len Green Gems
- Gems and Things
- A&J Gems
- Jewelry by Deisign
- Amber J.I.N.
- Melded Mind Metaphysical
- Historically Yours
- Fook Shuen Trading
- The Jewel Room
- Brian Burdette
- C & S Beads
- Amber America
- Spanky’s Rock Shop
- Creare Collective
- Countryside Gardens
- Jeffrey Gainey
In addition to the exhibitors, there will be demonstrations and displays by the Peninsula Gem & Mineral Society. They will offer for sale a wide selection of geodes that they will cut on site. PGMS is a family-oriented gem and mineral club open to all interested in gem and mineral exploration and identification as well as stone cutting, wire-wrapping and jewelry design.
“We are excited to continue our 2015 season in Hampton,” Westbrook said. “Many of our vendors have recently returned from a buying trip in Tucson, Arizona where they found lots of gorgeous and exciting gems, rocks, jewelry, gift items and more. These great finds will be available at the Hampton show. There will be a wonderful selection of fantastic merchandise.”
The Hampton Roads Convention Center is conveniently located at 1610 Coliseum Drive, just off I-64 at exit 263. “This is a beautiful facility,” said Ellen White, Westbrook’s partner. “In addition to the gem, mineral and jewelry show, the convention center will also host the Hampton Boat Show the same weekend.
“We encourage people to come check out the jewelry and gems and get a taste of all that Hampton has to offer,” Westbrook said. “The convention center is convenient to many of the great sites in Hampton – Hampton History Museum, Virginia Air & Space Museum and 3D I-Max Theater, Fort Monroe and Sandy Bottom Nature Park to name a few.”
While in Hampton, visitors will find many restaurant choices at nearby Peninsula Town Center. A little farther away in downtown Hampton, The Conch and Bucket is a great place for lunch or dinner. The Surf Rider offers fantastic seafood. They’re famous for their all-crab crab cakes (absolutely no filler) and also for their steamed broccoli.
The remainder of the 2015 Treasures of the Earth show schedule will include the following events in the Mid-Atlantic region.
- April 24-26, Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA
- May 1-3, Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, VA
- June 5-7, Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD
- July 17-19, Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA
- September 4-7, North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC
- September 18-20, Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, VA
- September 25-27, Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD
- October 16-18, Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA
To learn more about Treasures of the Earth, visit www.treasuresoftheearth.com.
ABOUT TREASURES OF THE EARTH:
Treasures of the Earth, Inc. has been promoting gem, mineral and jewelry shows for over twenty-five years. The shows feature estate, classic, handcrafted and fashion jewelry made from a variety of metals and gemstones, as well as a vast array of crystals, minerals and fossils. The Treasures of the Earth 2015 show calendar includes events in Doswell, VA (March 20-22), Hampton, VA (March 27-29), Virginia Beach, VA (April 24-26, July 17-19 and Oct. 16-18), Richmond, VA (May 1-3 and Sept. 18-19), Ocean City, MD (June 5-7 and Sept. 25-27) and Raleigh, NC (Sept. 4-7).
Vendors are encouraged to apply for the shows. For more information about becoming a vendor, visit www.treasuresoftheearth.com/vendors/.
Admission cost for adults is $5. Students 16 and under are free and all active-duty military and veterans are free. Admission discount coupons are available online at www.treasuresoftheearth.com/coupon/.
Learn more about Treasures of the Earth at www.treasuresoftheearth.com or at 757-641-2124.