Thousands of loose gemstones in a range of colors will be on display at Karen’s Jewelers for a one-day gemstone show on Thursday, September 26. The show featuring gemstones from mines around the world will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the store, which is at 1120 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.
Aquamarines, emeralds, garnets, rubies, opals, sapphires, tourmalines, and zircons will be among gemstones included in the show. Among rare gemstones will be alexandrite, which changes color from bluish mossy green in daylight outdoors to red in lamplight indoors, and sphene, a brilliant transparent yellowish green or green with a diamond-like luster.
“We invite Artinian Gems, which has sourced fine gemstones from around the world for two generations, to Oak Ridge for this show of loose, colorful gems,” said Martha Hart of Karen’s Jewelers. “The California gem firm emphasizes environmental sustainability and fair trade gems, in addition to presenting a beautiful collection.”
The gemstones come from Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Nigeria, and other remote mining locations. [Read more…]