Welcome to Gems of the Hill Country.
We are a group of proud native Texans celebrating our home. We create gems and jewelry made from Texas gem materials- especially topaz, our state gem. Texas topaz is found only in Mason, Texas, and was designated the state gem in 1969. Come visit us across from the historic Thomas Moore Hardware store in Ingram on the Hunt Highway 39, and find a bit of Texas to wear every day. If the drive is a bit much, feel free to call, Email, or order straight off this site. If you do not find the perfect gem, let us custom cut one for you. At this time we are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00-5:00.
You may find us at 830-367-3387.
Enjoy your visit, Diane
I designed and had printed new rack cards!
You’ve made it to Mason, maybe even did some rockhounding, and you’re standing on the Mason courthouse square- and Gems of the Hill Country is not there. Maybe you only now realize that your favorite source for Texas topaz jewelry is not here. Never fear- we’ve got you covered. Just northwest of the courthouse square, on 87, is Mason Resale Barn. There’s a showcase by the cash register, and there you will find some of our special gems. Later, when you make another trip to the Hill Country, come see us in Ingram.
On Saturday March 15th we had our ribbon cutting by the West Kerr Chamber of Commerce. More to come including pictures!
Here are the pictures of the ring I wanted to show you!
(The gem looks hazy because Brad didn't wipe off his prints. Silly photographer.)
These are the sloping protective sides, we can replace the side stones with a smooth surface and gold stars. We can set a variety of gems in the shoulders, and the ring can be made in a variety of sizes and with a variety of shapes of the center gem.
This stone is larger than the one I showed you yesterday but the mounting will adapt for the 9 or 10mm square.
This reduces the overall height of the ring and protects the stone from undue wear and damage.
Hope this helps will put pictures of Diane's wedding ring up here when she comes in!