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Gem hunters gather
Mineral expert Ghulam Sabir Rasool of Pakistan is giving a series of free talks at Gem Hunters in the Waikiki Galleria Office Tower, 2222 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 1414.
Rasool, owner of Ishaq & Brothers, will be showing large, rare gems from Pakistan and speaking about gems and minerals. His talks take place at 11 a.m., 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. through Saturday.
Gem Hunters regularly features more than 60,000 rare and exotic loose gemstones, mineral specimens and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Call 792-3332.
Cherry Blossom time
The Cherry Blossom Festival Fashion Show takes place 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, giving attendees an opportunity to see the 14 Cherry Blossom Queen contestants and the reigning queen and court as they model clothing and jewelry by local designers and retailers.
The event takes place at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Ballroom and Ocean Lawn, and will feature designs by Anne Namba, Cinnamon Girl, Reincarnation Hawaii, the Butik, Split Obsession, Fashionista's Market, Sachi Designs and Grumpy Girl.
In addition to the fashion show, there will be silent-auction items, boutique vendors, massages by Genesis 7 Aveda Spa and sake, awamori and wine-tasting accompanied by heavy pupu.
Tickets are $55. For information, visit www.cbfhawaii.com.
Colors of spring
Spring events continue at Neiman Marcus as follows:
» Trish McEvoy makeup application lessons: Try new spring colors and skin treatments from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Feb. 24 in Cosmetics, Level One.
» David Yurman event: The jewelry designer launches his new Gem Beads collection, featuring green-hued beads made from such semiprecious stones as perhnite, prasiolite and green jade combined with sterling silver and 18-karat gold. During store hours today through Saturday in Designer Jewelry, Level One.
» Armani event: View the latest collections from Giorgio Armani and Armani Collezioni, during store hours tomorrow and Saturday. There will be informal modeling of the women's Spring 2007 ready-to-wear collection from noon to 2 p.m. on both days.
» Laura Mercier Master's Class: View the Spring 2007 color collection from Laura Mercier during a master class that allows you to see the new skin care products and learn makeup application techniques in a classroom setting. Sessions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 948-7584 to reserve a space.