Are Gem Stones a Better Investment Than Gold? Ask Gem Expert Gary Bowersox at Calhoun Jewelers in Royersford Oct 21-23, 2010

Oct 20, 2010, 07:16 ET from Calhoun Jewelers

ROYERSFORD, Pa., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Are Gem Stones a better investment than Gold? American author and real life "Indiana Jones" Gary Bowersox, aka 'The Gem Hunter' says YES. "You can hold a million dollars worth of gems in the palm of your hand,"  says Bowersox. It would take a suitcase that you could not lift if it were gold, plus you can wear your gems out on a Saturday night!"

Bowersox will be visiting Calhoun Jewelers in Royersford, PA October 21-23, 2010 for the three day gem show. Bowersox is bringing more than 60,000 gems direct from the mines in Afghanistan and Central Asia which will be available for purchase.

"We've also made special arrangements with Mr. Bowersox to give my customers a free gemstone of either Amethyst, Blue Topaz, Citrine, Garnet, Lapis, Smoky Quartz or White Topaz," says Cathy Calhoun of Calhoun Jewelers. "I just want people to cherish and hold a gorgeous gem."  The free gemstone is available with a coupon at:  Please note: One free gemstone per family.

Bowersox has been featured by Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, NPR, CNN, Voice of America and Howard Stern. He is the author of The Gem Hunter, True Adventures of an American in Afghanistan.  Calhoun Jewelers is located at 500 Main Street in Royersford, PA. Call 610-948-8515 for more information.

Bowersox is the Senior Advisor for the gem industry and organized 30 Afghan miners to attend trade shows outside of Afghanistan and has assisted with the marketing of their gems world wide.

In 2010 Bowersox visited the emerald mines in Panjshir Valley and the ruby mines at Jegdalek. He also traveled to the schools in the mining areas in conjunction with the Hawaii Kai Rotary International project to furnish school supplies for the children. Bowersox also delivered eye glasses from the Kamehameha Lions Club.  Bowersox is a member of both clubs.

Bowersox, who has been in the gem business for forty years, says the best way to help the people of Afghanistan is to purchase gems, their major "legal" export, with Opium being the largest illegal export.

For an interview with Gary Bowersox contact Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications Book Marketing at  or 734-667-2090 or

SOURCE Calhoun Jewelers