The Houston Gem & Mineral Society (HGMS) wishes to attract dealers who will provide quality “rockhound” merchandise at a fair price to the buying public. We do not accept dealers offering lines of merchandise unrelated to the gem and mineral hobby. To provide a variety of merchandise, dealers are selected from the following categories: lapidary, faceting, jewelry, carving, beads, equipment, minerals, and fossils.
Dealers are evaluated for our show based on quality of merchandise, appearance of booth, and service to customers. The HGMS Dealer Committee decides the number of dealers in each category each year, taking into account the overlapping of dealer merchandise lines.
Quality and price should be such that the dealer would be WILLING to offer a 100% money back refund to any dissatisfied customer returning goods in the same condition as purchased and accompanied by proof of purchase.
A list of our dealers for the 2017 show can be found here: 2017 HGMS Show Dealer list