Normal Store Hours
The gem cutting and goldsmithing is out of control. Thanks so very much, but we have to cut store hours to catch up.
We are open Thursday through Saturday 10:30 - 4:30
We will take appointments on Wednesday, but otherwise be closed.
126 Ft. McKavitt, Mason, TX
Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:07)
Topaz Day 2013 - March 23rd
Texas Topaz Day is Saturday, March 23rd. Join us for annual celebration of our state gem, and the talented people that create them. The Texas Faceter's Guild will host a faceting seminar the following day.
Join us on the historic Mason Courthouse Square to celebrate the Texas state gem, topaz, and those that create them. See gem cutting demonstrations and the Famous Diamond Replica gems, created by members of Texas Faceters' Guild, at Gems of the Hill Country, on the north side of the square, from 12 to 5pm. Shop for gems and jewelry from visiting gem dealers. Visit rock shops from around the Hill Country, set up on the square from 10 to 5. Kids can enjoy the Gemologist Apprentice program, presented by Robert James, of the International School of Gemology. Guided rock hounding for topaz and other minerals at local ranches, leaving from Gems of the Hill Country starting at 10am (reservation required.)
For reservations for rock hounding, call Joyce Arnold, 325-347-6272. Good tools include a shovel, a screen, hat, water, and a towel to sit on. Geologists and rock hounders available afterwards to ID your treasures at Gems of the Hill Country, along with gem cutting services.
Sunday, March 24, from 9am to 5pm, is the annual faceting seminar, presented by the Texas Faceters' Guild, at the Wildlife Ranch Lodge, just off the Mason Courthouse Square. This is a chance for gem faceters to learn from noted faceters and gemologists.
Here's the followup- to TTD 2012
It was a total blast, y'all! We had about 100 rockhounders that fanned out to 5 ranches, and several pieces of topaz were found. Texas Faceters' Guild members were working at faceting machines demonstrating how gems are cut. There were gem dealers and gem rough dealers inside, and rock shops on the sidewalk. Folks found lots of treasures, and had lots of fun.
John Arthur Martinez and friends provided the music at the wine bar of Sandstone Cellars Winery in the afternoon. Texas gem cutters were loving Hill Country music. Thanks to Scott & Mannie for providing the venue. And the great Texas wine.
Last Updated (Thursday, 07 February 2013 16:32)