BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Folks packed into the Joppa Shrine Temple in Biloxi this weekend for the 37th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. For nearly four decades the show has provided the opportunity for people interested in rocky arts to see exhibits, view demonstrations, buy from vendors, and find educational activities for kids.
The event also gave attendees the chance to purchase outstanding pieces from the rough natural state to fully polished and finished works of art. Examples vary from pieces as small as a bead to as large as a boulder.
"We have gems, minerals, jewelry. We have people doing demonstrations over on the right. We'll have someone faceting shortly. We have a lady showing how to make knotting pearls," Sue West said.
The Joppa Shrine Temple with host another Gem Show in November.