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What’s a Gemstone Roundtable? Would I want to go to one?

If you love gemstones, ask your jeweler if he/she hosts roundtable events.  These are usually evening events that last 2 – 3 hours, taking place after your jewelry store closes.  Food and drink are often served, and you are introduced to a gemstone expert.  This expert shares knowledge and stories about gemstones and the gemstone industry.  Sitting at a, usually rectangular, table, guests are given the chance to see, touch, and dib on approximately 100 different gemstones.  Dibbing simply means that you would like another look at that gemstone after it has gone around the table.  These gemstones are for sale, but there is never an obligation to buy.  The goal is to have fun learning about and playing with gemstones.

More people want to be involved in the making of their jewelry.  Mountings can mask flaws of gemstones, so it’s to the buyer’s advantage to see gemstones un-mounted.  And mountings can be unique if you work with a custom designer.  On-staff designers are generally at the roundtable event and they can help you with ideas for any gemstone you select for purchase.  The whole process of 1) picking out the gemstone; 2) deciding on a design; and 3) having the piece made by your local jeweler is a memorable one.

Dearborn Jewelers recently hosted a roundtable event with gemstone dealer, Judith Whitehead.  Our next event will be in September.  If you are interested in attending, give us a call and we can put you on the list.  It promises to be a great time.



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Dearborn Jewelers’ Anniversary Sale (the 67th!) begins April 15th.  From the 15th through the 29th, we will be offering 20% discounts on the sale of most in-stock items.  Some exclusions do apply–for example, loose diamonds and add-a-pearls are not discounted.  But come and join us for the longest sale of the year.  Be aware that our normal hours are in effect during the sale, so don’t come on a Sunday or Monday!!


Our next Appraisal Clinics with Graduate Gemologist, David Beyer,  will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Is your insurance company asking for a new appraisal?  Call  us at 734-737-9525 to schedule your appointment.  The next appraisal clinic is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th.



Dearborn Jewelers’ charity of the month, for May, is the Michigan Veterans Foundation.  One of its main projects is the Detroit Veterans Center, a transitional housing facility and resource center.  The DVC provides the skills and confidence needed for homeless veterans to break the cycle of homelessness and return to independent living.  For more info, go to http://www.michiganveteransfoundation.org/index.html