Gems of the Hill Country



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Phone Numbers

Store Main    830-367-3368


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Mailing Address click on Mailing address 

P.O. Box 363  

200 Hwy 39

Ingram, Texas 78025


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Welcome to Gems of the Hill Country. 


We are a group of proud native Texans celebrating our home.  We create gems and jewelry made from Texas gem materials- especially topaz, our state gem.  Texas topaz is found only in Mason, Texas, and was designated the state gem in 1969.  Come visit us across from the historic Thomas Moore Hardware store in Ingram on the Hunt Highway 39, and find a bit of Texas to wear every day.  If the drive is a bit much, feel free to call, Email, or order straight off this site.  If you do not find the perfect gem, let us custom cut one for you.


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By Appointment Only all ya have to do is call or email first This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 830-367-3368




Here are a few of the things we make!




Rocky Hamilton cut these Mason County clear Topaz in the State Star Cut they weigh 4.69twct. and is mounted in Sterling Silver Star Head Dangle Earrings.




9.13 ct of Mason County Blue Topaz square cut by Diane and set in a sterling silver ring.  My bad- this ring did not sell this Christmas, and I showed it to everybody, so as we closed our store on Christmas Eve, I asked Brad to size the ring for me, and I kept it. Sorry, too cool, I had to keep it.  I'll be glad to cut another square star topaz for you- there are several on my faceting machine right now.  Diane



Tom Zayco Cut this Mason County Blue Topaz in the State Star Cut it weighs in at 3.79 ct. and is mounted in Sterling Silver Ring with a Star Head.






Rocky Hamilton cut this Mason County clear Topaz in the State Star Cut it weighs in at 1.16 ct. and is mounted in Sterling Silver Ring.






This is one of those stones Swiss Blue like a summer sky, it is a pear shaped irradiated and heat treated set into a silver pendant.

You’ve made it to Mason, maybe even did some rockhounding, and you’re standing on the Mason courthouse square- and Gems of the Hill Country is not there.  Maybe you only now realize that your favorite source for Texas topaz jewelry is not here.  Never fear- we’ve got you covered.  Just northwest of the courthouse square, on 87, is Mason Resale Barn.  There’s a showcase by the cash register, and there you will find some of our special gems.  Later, when you make another trip to the Hill Country, come see us in Ingram.

We would like to thank Diane Ferrell and Anne Schneider for the article in Kerr County People, y'all did such a good job!



Terms of use 



This website is operated by Gems of the Hill Country Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Gems of the Hill Country . Gems of the Hill Country offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply  to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

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Privacy Policy


When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. Email marketing: With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. 


How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailing us at:

Gems of the Hill Country, POB 363, Ingram, Texas 78025


We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.


In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.  However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.  In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act. Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service. 

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

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Our store uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at.


To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards. 




 By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.


We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.


If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail at:

Gems of the Hill Country

Re: Privacy Compliance Officer  

POB 363

Ingram, Texas 78025

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Phone Numbers

Store Main    830-367-3368


Email Addresses

Diane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mailing Address click on Mailing address 

P.O. Box 363  

200 Hwy 39

Ingram, Texas 78025