A jewelry-lover's dream opens at NRG Center this weekend

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- This could be the ultimate 'Stretch Your Dollar' moment of the year.

The International Gem & Jewelry Show is taking place at the NRG Center this weekend, and you will find an incredible assortment of fine jewelry at a variety of price points.

The show brings designers, wholesalers and manufacturers direct to the consumer. It's a marketplace setting for gems, jewelry, rocks, findings, supplies, and more at wholesale prices.

They have incredible and rare pieces in the millions of dollars, but they also have gorgeous deals starting as low as $18.

We visited with the sellers at Smith's Costume Jewelry, and found an impressive necklace of real, natural turquoise beads for $500.

The best news of all is that these sellers are ready to negotiate. This truly is an event you cannot afford to miss.

Tickets are $6 and can be purchased online or at the door. Admission is free to all active duty military and veterans with current military identification.

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