ROYERSFORD, Pa., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- American author and real life "Indiana Jones" Gary Bowersox, aka 'The Gem Hunter' 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: www.gems-afghan.com/coupon.htm 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. (ISBN 0-9747323-1-1 $29.95 - 505 pages) Calhoun Jewelers is located at 500 Main Street in Royersford, PA. http://www.calhounjewelers.com 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.
During his visit this summer, 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. "The poverty these poor children live in would shake anybody with any sense of dignity to their souls," says Bowersox. While distributing school supplies Bowersox delivered eye glasses from the Kamehameha Lions Club. Bowersox is a member of both clubs.
Bowersox, who has now been in the gem business for forty years, says one of the best ways to help the people of Afghanistan is to purchase gems, which are one of their major "legal" exports, with Opium being the largest illegal export.
For more information about Gary Bowersox visit: www.gems-afghan.com. Calhoun Jewelers is located at 500 Main Street in Royersford, PA. http://www.calhounjewelers.com Call 610-948-8515 for more information.
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