Spokane Valley rock and gem shop re-purposes canceled event online

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — In lieu of their 61st annual rock and gem show at the Spokane County Fairgrounds being canceled, Irv’s Jewelry, Rocks and Gifts is turning ‘lemons into lemonade’ and holding a three-day virtual rock and gem sale.

The show is put on by the Rock Rollers of Spokane and is a huge part of the shop’s revenue each year, but now they’re moving the sales online.

“I’ve been a member of the club since I was about 9-years-old,” said owner of Irv’s Jewelry, Rocks and Gifts Liz Fletcher. “I remember helping my dad with that show they put on every year. It is the big show, the only big, big show in Spokane. So a lot of people really kind of count on and look forward to going to that show.”

For the virtual sale, they’ll have everything they planned on taking to the show: jewelry, crystals, rocks, gems, minerals and more.

Purchasing and claiming begins Friday, Mar. 27th at 12am on the event page on Facebook in the discussion section.

Items will be posted with the price and an item number. If you want the item, simply be the first to comment below the post with the word ‘SOLD’ and the item number.

Free items will be posted throughout the weekend too.

To claim the freebie, be the first to comment below the post with the word ‘MINE’ and the item number.

Irv’s will message you with payment and delivery or shipping options. If you have questions just send them a private message.

Fletcher said they will continue to stay connected to customers online while they are closed.

On their website, they have items for sale that Fletcher said can get families started in the rock hobby right at home.

“We have a full line of tools and equipment. We have rock tumblers for polishing rocks, which is a really fun thing for families,” said Fletcher. “We have all of our books for finding gems and rocks and learning how to cut and polish rocks and gems.”

Irv’s Jewelry, Rocks and Gifts will be closed until Wednesday, April 8 per Gov. Inslee’s stay-at-home order.