Karen’s Jewelers will host a one-day gemstone show featuring loose colored gemstones from around the world from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, September 13, at the store, which is at 1120 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.
Thousands of loose stones, from aquamarine to zircon, will be presented at Karen’s Jewelers by Artinian Gems, a California company that searches for fine gemstone materials all over the world. The firm’s gemstones have come from Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Nigeria, and other remote mining areas, a press release said.
“All the stones are handpicked for their brilliance and color saturation,” said Jonathan Hart of Karen’s Jewelers. “We invited Artinian Gems to Oak Ridge not only for the company’s fair-trade practices and support for international causes, but also because of how well Artinian curated its collection.”
Included in the show, besides aquamarine and zircon, will be garnet, opal, ruby, sapphire, morganite, beryl, peridot, sphene, tanzanite, and tourmaline. Prices will range from a $20 citrine to a $50,000 sapphire, along with some at more than $100,000, all faceted to the highest standards in Artinian’s gemstone cutting facility, Hart said. [Read more…]