Gemstone Roundtable events are exclusive evenings where guests have the chance to view and purchase gemstones directly from a gem expert. Over food and wine, guests have the chance to “flirt” with a wide array of gemstones from around the world. Each expert brings their own unique style to each event, giving guests the chance to explore new styles and learn more about precious stones.
Events are exclusive and seats are given based on sign-up date. Click the links below to learn more about our gemstone hosts this year. For more information on how you can join us for a Roundtable event, visit our Facebook page or stop by the shop!
2019 ROUNDTABLE EVENTS
March 21 & 22
Mayer & Watt’s faceted color collection
We deal in inspiration... naturally!
We like to say that the Gem Trade is the second oldest profession on earth! Why did mankind bestow such value on the colored pebbles found in the sand, or in riverbeds thousands of years ago?
Beauty, Magic, Inspiration.....
Our mission is to buy and sell only beautiful and unique gemstones that inspire the creation of fine jewelry, heirlooms that will last from generation to generation which is why, at Mayer & Watt....
“We deal in Inspiration… naturally”
May 16 & 17
This collection of gems has been hand selected to showcase some of the newest up and coming gem artists from around the country. There will be gem carvings, uniquely faceted gems, exotic species of gems from each corner of the world that you will have the opportunity to hold and play with.
August 8 & 9
Richard Homer's concave gems
Our planet Earth is composed of rocks and minerals, and gemstones encompass a minute fraction of the mineral kingdom. Extremely rare, crystalline wonders, gemstones are generally formed deep within the Earth beyond our reach. The effects of mountain building, the geologic passing of time and erosion make these natural wonders available to us – and only at great expense and effort are such wonders put into our hands.
October 11 & 12
Darryl began his design career with clothing but soon discovered gems and jewelry were really meant for him and 30 years later, Darryl is a multiple award-winning gem cutter, carver, miner and jewelry artist. Darryl’s resume is an impressive one which includes crafting jewelry for the famed Borsheim’s in Omaha, Nebraska, where he learned many new techniques and found a love of cutting rough into fabulous gems to be treasured in jewelry pieces for clients around the world. Darryl’s work has been featured in publications such as Modern Jeweler, Professional Jeweler, Lapidary Journal and Vogue.
Interested in reserving your seat? Questions about the experience? Send us a message!