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Escape with Gems from Around the World

September 11, 2020

SOMERSET – Venus Jewelers, a fifth-generation family jeweler in Somerset, New Jersey, is known for bringing a regular lineup of events to bring kindred spirits together to celebrate their passion for gemology and fine jewelry. Upon reopening in June, they have seen clients express a demand for escape and a need for some normalcy. For this reason, principal Dr. Peter Stavrianidis felt it is important to press on with hosting their Annual Gem and Design Show on September 11 and 12.

Dr. Peter said, “we’ve always been a happy place but more than ever, we’re seeing clients wanting to celebrate every moment big and small. Of course, we’re extremely careful about social distancing measures; client and staff safety are paramount and we are excited that there has been strong support for our special events.”

Venus Jewelers will be hosting David Artinian, an exotic gem hunter who travels into remote mines, picks his rough stones, and then has the gems cut at his family’s gemstone cutting facility in Chanthaburi, Thailand. Artinian has always sought to bring the greatest value to market by skipping the middleman and bringing these gems directly to the consumer. His motto is, "From earth, to gem, to you.”

These rough gem finds, often resembling mere rocks when unearthed, are fashioned into their final and rare form by local artisans that David has trained and mentored in all aspects of gemstone cutting.  David's unwavering commitment to fair trade and giving back to the community, is a part of what makes these gemstones so special in addition to their inherent beauty.

These gems will be on display for two days only: Friday, September 11 from 4-7 PM and Saturday, September 12, from 10-6 PM at Venus Jewelers. The exhibit will feature gems from $10-$100,000. Strict social distancing measures will be in place.  For more information, to RSVP, and to enter the $1000 Gemstone drawing visit venusjewelers.com.

Venus Jewelers is a fifth-generation family owned and operated business that has been in operation for 41 years at its present location in Somerset, New Jersey. Venus Jewelers is known for its vast designer bridal selection, custom-design work, repair services and as direct diamond importers and has been voted several times Best of the Best Jewelers by Courier News Readers' Choice Contest. Visit www.venusjewelers.com for more information.


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