About Us

Forever Gems is a beautiful Precious & Semi-Precious stone, Mineral, Fossil and jewellery store located in picturesque Franschhoek.


We are passionate about beautiful stones and sell them as is, as well as making them into unique and beautiful jewellery and gifts.


Our stock is always changing!


Pop into our store in Franschhoek Square, Franschhoek Main Rd, Franschhoek.


We look forward to showing you around.



Meet the Team

Sharon Avenant

Sharon Avenant


In 2013 Sharon decided to leave the corporate world and follow her passion.  She opened the beautiful shop in Franschhoek.

Sharon loves sourcing new, exciting and beautiful items for the shop.  We try to source locally as much as possible.  We also make a range of jewellery ourselves in the shop. This includes necklaces and beautifully crafted bracelets.

Sharon complete a Reiki I course in 2019 and started learning more about the healing powers of crystals.  This has become a particularly important side of the business.  There is so much to learn still and I have met interesting and amazingly talent people.  Sharon has a deep love for people and animals.

Come and visit her in the shop where you can talk crystals, jewellery and all things positive.  Let’s walk together on this journey called Life.



Kobus Avenant

Kobus Avenant


Kobus is a passionate mineral collector and, while still working fulltime, started a jewellery making course.  In 2015 he decided to join the Forever Gems permanently to pursue his passion, collecting minerals and making jewellery.  In 2018 Kobus completed a cabochon making course at the Cape Town Mineral Club, were both him and Sharon are members.  As a hobby, Kobus now shapes stones to use in his own unique jewellery range.

On weekends you will find him at our one of our various markets where he loves to share his knowledge about stones with young an old.  He loves to chat about stones and fossils so pop in at one of the markets or events and spend some time talking rocks.




Samantha Dirkse


Sam joined the team in 2016.  Coming from a strong retail background Sam worked at Cook Essentials and Ebony.  Her love for fine Art is obvious and she has a beautiful way of displaying stock in the shop.

Sam has taught herself how to make jewellery and her necklaces and bracelets are incredibly popular.  Locals come in often to see what is new and return customers from overseas cant wait to buy one of her beautiful creations.

Sam is also learning about the healing power of crystals and would love to help you make the correct choice.