We had a wonderful time, including my 2 year old daughter and 3 year old son. Brittany was great! We found several gems including a nice emerald! We had it cut into 2 - 2 carat stones, and also a smokey mountain topaz, which we had cut into 2 - 1 carat stones and a 4 carat which we had made into a ring. Received them in the mail yesterday! Took the cut stones to our jeweler and said we did very well - we weren't scammed or victims of a tourist trap. That was music to our ears!
We also have several citrine stones and 2 large amethysts, aquamarines, and other gems. They are still in the rough but look forward to getting them cut and made into jewelry.
Will DEFINATELY go back next time we are in Gatlinburg! Great souviners with a story!