Karenâ€™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 Karenâ€™s Jewelers by Artinian Gems, a California company that searches for fine gemstone materials all over the world. The firmâ€™s gemstones have come from Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Nigeria, and other remote mining areas, a press release said.
â€œAll the stones are handpicked for their brilliance and color saturation,â€ said Jonathan Hart of Karenâ€™s Jewelers. â€œWe invited Artinian Gems to Oak Ridge not only for the companyâ€™s fair-trade practices and support for international causes, but also because of how well Artinian curated its collection.â€
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 Artinianâ€™s gemstone cutting facility, Hart said. [Read more…]