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The Topic is Topaz for the Mason County Republican Women
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 • Posted March 9, 2011

Diane Eames will address the Mason County Republican Women on March 16th. Ms. Eames began her career as a fine jeweler in 1984 in the World Trade Center in Dallas, Texas. She has worked in both wholesale and retail, including Bachendorf's in the Dallas Galleria and Service Merchandise. Her training and work has included diamonds, colored gems and pearls. In 1989, Diane received her Graduate Gemologist degree from The Gemological Institute of America. As a Graduate Gemologist, she identified and appraised fine gems and jewelry. In 2004, Ms. Eames returned to Texas and followed family to Mason, home of the topaz, the Texas state gem.

Ms. Eames started faceting in 2006 and, as she states, "I have been lucky to have guides and mentors who are the best in the business." She is a member of the U. S. Faceters' Guild and president of the Texas Faceters' Guild. "The learning curve keeps going on," Diane remarks.

Everyone is invited to join us on Wednesday, March 16th at noon in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. Because the meal is catered, a reservation is required. The cost of the lunch is $10. Please contact Maribelle Hoerster (429-6369) or Jerrie Owens (347-5623) by Friday, March 11th.

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