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Hidden Jewels of the Finger Lakes

February 3, 2018

The Finger Lakes Region of New York State is well known for its beautiful countryside with vibrant green rolling hills, distance vistas, and shimmering lakes and waterfalls. Our vineyards, wineries, and restaurants attract connoisseurs from around the world.  Museums, historical sites, and festivals of all kinds pepper the region with constant enjoyment and diversion. All this is offered along with the finest hospitality at our luxurious Bed & Breakfast, The Inn at Gothic Eves.  With all this said, what are the hidden jewels of the Finger Lakes? They are our exceptional crafters and artists.  Our towns and villages are home to some of the finest art that New York has to offer.  An example of this is a local gemstone designer and cutter that provides The Inn at Gothic Eves with a “Gemstone Experience” event. This is a remarkable chance to learn directly from a lapidarist about the craft and art of designing and cutting colored gemstones. The afternoon is spent with the cutter taking you through the full gemstone process, from a rough mined stone to a finished custom-designed gemstone. We start the day with wine tasting from one of our favorite regional wineries along with savory and sweet finger foods from our local farms and kitchens, all in the comfort of our luxurious Inn.  You will be able see and handle examples of the rough mined stone and watch demonstrations of the tools and techniques used to create these one-of-a-kind gemstones. There will be a tutorial on the design methodology for revealing the great beauty of gemstones. The afternoon will be crowned with an intimate gemstone exhibition unveiling the latest creations from the gemstone artist. You are encouraged to ask questions during the exhibition and be able to purchase these custom gemstones directly from the artist.  We will also provide you access to local award-winning goldsmiths and jewelry designers to set your custom gemstone. Join us to experience of the art and craft that goes into creating a custom and world-class colored gemstone.

It is a white glove event!   

The Inn at Gothic Eves is proud to offer an afternoon with Hashnu Stones & Gems. The event will offer you an opportunity to experience the magic of gemstone design and creation. Mark Oros, owner of Hashnu Stones & Gems, will share the secrets and techniques of creating artistic and precision cut gems. While his studio is local to the Finger Lakes, his lapidary work and articles on gemstones are found and published internationally.  

Experience the world of fine colored gemstones!  

Join other enthusiasts learning about the art and craft of creating world class gemstones while sipping local wines and indulging in epicurean appetizers.  Mark and his faceting mentor, Michael, will explain the process, techniques, and design attributes that go into each artistic creation. You will have an array of fabulous gemstones presented to you in a white glove event where you will be able to hold, discuss, and imagine these gemstones set by professional jewelers for wearing to your next affair. The gems are being sold to you directly from the artists at a discount unlike buying from other fine gemstone venues.  

Future dates:

2017: Sept. 10, October 15, November 11
2018: February 3, March 24

Call 800.387.7712 or email to RSVP


February 3, 2018