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Greater Southern Gemstone and Jewelry Show held at Trade Mart

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but shiny rocks of all shapes, sizes and colors took center stage at the state fairgrounds this weekend.

The Greater Southern Gemstone and Jewelry Show wrapped up Sunday at the Mississippi Trade Mart. Folks were able to pan for gold and precious gemstones outside. Inside, nearly 40 vendors offered their best works of art.

Jewelry made of precious and semi-precious stones crowded display cases, but figurines, fossils and tools were also for sale. It was also a time for vendors to compare notes and skills.

"When one person goes to the jewelry school, everyone is waiting to find out what they learned to do and they teach the whole club so you can do as much as you want to," said Vice-President of Great Southern Gem & Jewelry Shows, Sharon McClanahan.

The 40 vendors traveled from Texas, Louisiana and Georgia to Jackson for the annual show.

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