Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Karenâ€™s Jewelers will welcome an annual visitor bringing gems from Southeast Asia, Afghanistan, and Egypt for a three-day Smithsonian-style show in Oak Ridge.
Gary Bowersox will present rough gems and minerals, precision-cut gemstones and designer jewelry at Karenâ€™s Jewelers in Oak Ridge from Wednesday through Friday, September 30-October 2. Bowersox has made Karenâ€™s Jewelers a destination on his â€œMagnificent Gemstones of the Worldâ€ event for nearly 20 years, according to proprietors Jonathan and Martha Hart.
More than 60,000 gems will be on display at the gem show and sale at Karenâ€™s Jewelers, 1120 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The exhibit will be open from noon.-6 p.m. September 30, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. October 1 and 2.
Among gems in the show will be a rare padparadscha sapphire from Sri Lanka, among many sapphires from the region. The gem is described as a delicate mix of pink and orange. Also from Sri Lanka will be sphene, another rare and brilliant green, orange or brown gemstone, along with moonstone and special zircons. [Read more…]