Ancaster Gem Show 2017

My trip to the Ancaster Gem, Mineral, bead and Jewellery show was so amazing! There was a crazy amount of different gem included in this show! I don’t think I can say it enough!! There was just so much variety!!

Including rough, tumbled, cabs and faceted gems. You could also find beads jewellery and carved gems. I am so excited to share my thoughts with you from my visit to the Ancaster Gem Show.

As I sit here and re-cap the day I feel so grateful to have been able to go to this amazing show. As a gem enthusiast I could really appreciate the amazing selection in gemstones the passion of the people at the show and their love for gems as well as the value of some truly unique pieces on display.

It was a road trip early in the morning with my mother, daughter and her close friend as we headed off to Ancaster to attend the Ancaster Gem show. It took us about three hours but It was well worth it.

The show had a line up of speakers sharing their knowledge, I was able to attend two of these including Helmut Koenig a Gemmologist speaking on Gemstone factors for quality and value , and Healing with Crystals & Gems in Your everyday life shared by Zulekha Noormohamed. It was nice to sit and listen to the talks and be around others with common interest.

Below are some of my favorite photos taken from the day!

I was extremely impressed with the stone carvings and gemstones in the rough at I don’t know what is was about this both maybe it was the rough gems or the soul in the amazing art work but I got such a lovely warm vibe from and was immediately drawn in.

Let me know what you thought about these stone sculptures in the comments below! would you buy one?


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Absolutely stunning Shona Stone Sculptures from
Erongo Aquamarine from
Fibrous Malachite found in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo Believed to Strengthen and align One’s will. From  
After listening to Helmut Koenig’s talk I headed over to check out his collection of gems. I must say it was very impressive loved the untreated sapphires, and the fancy cuts he had on display.


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A beautiful collection of untreated sapphires, lovely carved tourmaline, and a great set of emeralds. available through Helmut A Koenig.
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Lemon Quartz, Citrine, and Blue Topaz from Helmut A Koenig’s collection.
There where a lot of rough gems labeled and priced most of them at a reasonable price.  There also where extremely large gems on display as you can see in the photos below! Can you imagine that huge Labradorite on display in your living room! I know I sure can.


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Rough gems labeled for sale from The Gneiss Guy.
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Huge piece of Apophyllite Stilbite from the The Gneiss Guy
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Huge Labradorite from Madagascar. I absolutely loved this piece.  From The Gneiss Guy

If you are interested in going to the next Ancaster Gem show it will be in September 2018 from 28-30th, admission is only $8 and free for children 12 and under. For more info visit

I hope you enjoyed reading about my experience at the Ancaster Gem Show! If there are any questions you have please feel free to send me an email or leave it in the comments below. Also,  If there is a gem show you’d like me to visit in the future please let me know in the comments below as well.

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The Bancroft Mineral Museum


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