Rocks and gems on display

gem & jewelry show The Everett Rock & Gem Club will host its 43rd Annual Gem & Jewelry Show 10-7 Saturday and 10-5 Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at the Washington National Guard Armory, 2730 Oakes, in Everett.
   This show is the first gem show of the year to be held in the Puget Sound area, and draws over 3,000 visitors from Oregon to British Columbia.
   It will feature more than 30 display cases exhibiting hand-made jewelry, faceted gemstones, and other lapidary skills by local artisans.
   Admission is free, and there will be drawings every hour for door prizes. Refreshments and espresso will be available.
   Club members will demonstrate stone grinding and polishing, faceting, and carving, and will be available to answer any questions. Maps of local collecting and digging sites will be available.
   Special activities and games will be held for children. Local dealers will be available to answer questions and will have rough rock, slabs, fossils, crystal, and mineral specimens, faceted gemstones, jewelry and jewelry-making tools and supplies, and books available for sale.
   Professional custom jewelry manufacturing and repair will be featured.