People have been adorning themselves with jewelry as a form of personal
expression for tens of thousands of years. Jewelry should make the
wearer feel attractive and speak to their interests and lifestyle.
We at Gym Gems want our jewelry to be beautiful & fashionable.
Gym Gems offers exciting, superbly crafted jewelry designs for men
and women who want to express their love of fitness and sports.
When it comes to fitness, especially women’s fitness, Columbus,
Ohio (home of Gym Gems) is as close as it gets to being the world
hub. There must have been some kind of planetary alignment that brought
many things together: we have the World Gym franchise owned by the
Lorimer family, The Arnold Classic, and an extraordinary trainer named
Mike Davies who trains many of the top fitness competitors in the
country, working out of the Worthington (North) World Gym.
Gym Gems had its debut at the Fashion Show at the Arnold Classic 2004
Expo and was an instant hit! Thank you to Classic Productions and
Jen Hendershott for helping to give Gym Gems its launch!
Fran Frost, Gym Gems Gemologist
Fran has a B.S. degree in Geology from Ohio State University. She
was led to the jewelry industry when she took a part-time job at a
store called What On Earth, which was owned by a geologist, specializing
in minerals, fossils and nature-related items. Included in the mix
were unusual gems and two very talented goldsmiths, including BJ Erickson
who is responsible for helping to turn the Gym Gems concept into reality.
After college Fran became manager of the store and pursued an education
in gemology (she is a graduate gemologist, Gemological Institute of
America). She helped to guide What on Earth into another niche: the
store became the best source of colored gemstones in the central Ohio
area. Not only did the store provide superb gemstones to be set in
jewelry, it also catered to gem connoisseurs who built museum-quality
personal gem collections. Fran’s expertise assures that all
Gym Gems products meet the highest standards of quality jewelry.
Ten percent of all profits generated by GYM GEMS™ will be donated
to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. Donations are dedicated to
Denise "Dee" Frost who is the inspiration behind GYM GEMS™.
She was an avid athlete and coach in her day and an enthusiastic fan
of many different sports. Until her death due to cancer in January
2004, Dee never lost her intense joy of life and her childlike sense
of fun and adventure.
Blue Jackets Foundation.