PRESS RELEASE VIRGINIA BEACH SPRING 2015

PRESS RELEASE VIRGINIA BEACH SPRING 2015

Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show Returns to the Convention Center for the Annual Spring Show in Virginia Beach 

For immediate release.

Virginia Beach, VA – Treasures of the Earth is pleased to announce that their annual spring show in Virginia Beach will be held April 24-26 at the Virginia Beach 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 excited for Treasures of the Earth to return to Virginia Beach this year. Our vendors will display all types of jewelry including 14K and 18K gold, 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.
  • D’Artes Gems
  • Omega Gems
  • Pamela’s Jewelry
  • Gems and Things
  • Kimspirations
  • A & J Gems
  • Jewelry by Deisign
  • Parallel
  • Melded Mind Metaphysical
  • Historically Yours
  • Fook Shuen Trading
  • Somerhouse
  • The Jewel Room
  • Brian Burdette
  • C & S Beads
  • Amber America
  • Peach State Gem and Mineral
  • J & J Jewelry
  • Creations Unlimited
  • Spanky’s Rock Shop
  • Creare Collective
  • Unique Jewelry and Gems
  • H-P Gemstones
  • Christopher’s Crystal Mine
  • Rock My Soul
  • Unique Gems
  • Inner Circle Gifts
  • Dan Trebesch & Co.
  • North Lake Trading
  • Pamela’s Jewelry
  • Formosa Bay
  • Artistic Dynasty
  • Far Eastern Trading
  • S. Quinn McCarthy
  • Jewelry By Deloris
  • Cham’s Pearl Jewelry
  • Pictures in Stone
  • Alexin Designs
  • Blue Ridge Gallery of Fine Arts
  • Jewel Passage
  • Oriental Secret Garden
  • Dave’s Rocks and Carvings
  • May’s Jewelry
  • Jims, Gems and Gold
  • TJ’s Rocks & Gem Crafts
  • Great Opals, LLC
  • Mida Jewelry Design Studio, LLC
  • S & S Gold and Diamonds
  • Jan Minerals

In addition to the exhibitors, there will be demonstrations and displays by the two local gem and mineral societies.  The Peninsula Gem & Mineral Society will offer for sale a wide selection of geodes which 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.  The Tidewater Gem & Mineral Society will also be present with displays and demonstrations, and club member Brooks Britt will share his collection of agates.  This display of Montana agates won Best of Show at the Denver show.   TGMS also welcomes new members.

“We are excited to continue our 2015 season in Virginia Beach,” 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 Virginia Beach show.  There will be a wonderful selection of fantastic merchandise.”

“The Virginia Beach Convention Center is conveniently located at the end of Interstate 264 East at 1000 19th Street, just a few blocks from the Oceanfront[JW1] .” said Ellen White, Westbrook’s partner.  “There are restaurants too numerous to mention offering just about any type of fare imaginable at the Oceanfront and at nearby Hilltop.   Seafood is a favorite for many in this area, but there are many other choices including Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Indian, as well as casual and upscale steak houses.”

It’s a little early in the season for beach activities – swimming, surfing, etc.  However, there are many other attractions in Virginia Beach.  Tidewater is home to many military families, and it is therefore fitting that the Tidewater Veteran’s Memorial is located in Virginia Beach – in fact, directly across the street from the convention center.  Also nearby is the historic Old Coast Guard Station.  The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, located across the Rudee Inlet Bridge, offers numerous “hands-on” exhibits, and is fun and educational for children as well as adults.  Other points of interest include First Landing State Park and Cape Henry Lighthouse.

The remainder of the 2015 Treasures of the Earth show schedule will include the following events in the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • 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).  

Treasures of the Earth welcomes interested vendors to apply for booth space in the shows.  For more information about becoming a vendor, please visit www.treasuresoftheearth.com/vendors/.

Admission cost for adults is $5.  Students 16 and under are free and 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.