November 21, 2016

Unique Holiday Gifts

Get the rockhound in your life a unique present this year for the holidays!  The Gem Shop has several items that any rockhound would love to have.
     Agate Art from Steve Wheeler is one of these great gift ideas.  Steve Wheeler was a featured artist at the 2016 Agate Expo Art Gala Night. He specializes in micro-photography of agates and jaspers, and his work has been seen in Rock & Gem Magazine and several of The Gem Shop's Calendar of Fine Agates and Jaspers.  Steve’s goal in his ‘agate art’ is to create aesthetically pleasing pieces that would be appreciated by anyone, not just connoisseurs of gems and minerals.  These exquisite prints include micro-photography of Laguna Agate, Willow Creek Jasper, Coyamito Agate, and many other fine agates and jaspers.
     Pat McMahan's new book "Agates: The Pat McMahan Collection" is a book any rockhound would love to have.  The book features one of the most comprehensive collections of Sagenite, plume, and banded agates in the world.  1,150 specimens are featured from over 300 deposits in beautiful color.  Lively prospecting stories are also featured.
     The 2016 Agate Expo in Cedarburg, Wisconsin was the destination for many rockhounds this summer.  The commemorative DVD sets of the Agate Expo are a great gift.  Four different sets, each highlighting a different portion of the show, are available.  As a promotion from now until Christmas, when you purchase the complete DVD collection, you will also receive an Agate Expo Cinch Sack and T-Shirt.  If you purchase a single DVD set, you will still receive an Agate Expo T-Shirt or Hat.  
     Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long with The Gem Shop's 2017 Calendar of Fine Agates & Jaspers.  The calendar features 12 world class agate and jasper specimens in full color photographs.  For 2017, Laguna Agate, Chinese Agate, and Royal Imperial Jasper are just a few of the beautiful specimens that are featured.
     Start your holiday shopping early with these great gifts for the rockhounds in your life.

Agate Art:

"Agates: The Pat McMahan Collection":

2016 Agate Expo DVD:

2017 Calendar: