Join us on Saturday, March 24, in Mason, Texas to celebrate our state gem, and those that create them, from 1pm to 6pm, on the historic Mason Square. Meet the gem cutters and see Texas topaz exhibits at Gems of the Hill Country, on the north side of the Mason square. See gem cutting demonstrations, and the Famous Diamond Replica gems created by members of Texas Faceters’ Guild. Guided rockhounding for topaz and other minerals (reservation required.) Rockhounding trips leave from Gems of the Hill Country starting at 10am. Enjoy music by John Arthur Martinez at the Sandstone Winery wine bar, 4 to 8pm.Sunday, March 25, from 9am to 5pm is the annual faceting seminar presented by Texas Faceters’ Guild, at the Wildlife Ranch lodge. This is a chance for gem faceters to learn from notable Texas gem cutters (and one from New Mexico).For more information, go to www.masontxcoc.com, www.texas-topaz.com or www.texasfacetersguild.org, or call Gems of the Hill Country, 325-347-0475.