The 50th Annual SVGMS Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Preliminary Information - Check back for additional updates!

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The show will be held Friday - Sunday, September 22nd - 24th, 2017

The show will feature:

Exhibits from SVGMS members & vendors illustrating the beauty & fascinating aspects of the rocks & minerals found in the Shenandoah Valley & around the world

Retail sales of rocks, gems, & jewelry from numerous vendors from around our region (Scroll down for the list of vendors)

A ‘treasure hunt’ for the wee folks - let the kids hunt for actual gem materials! This year, the youngsters might find:
  • Apatites
  • Aquamarines
  • Blue Topaz
  • Copper Nuggets
  • Corundum (Green Sapphires)
  • Emeralds
  • Fossils
  • Garnets
  • Herkimer “Diamonds”
  • Peridots
  • Pink Spinels (“Balas Rubies”)
  • Tourmalines
  • Other surprises???

A flat lapping display & discussion area - There’s more than one way to polish a rock!

A rotary tumbling display & discussion area - Find out why patience is the key ingredient

Panning for gold! Demonstrations will be presented by The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors

Ever wanted to see how mineral spheres get made? Check out the process firsthand from a club member who specializes in sphere-making!!

A cabochon-making display/discussion area - see how you can turn rocks that interest you into polished stones

Video presentations on rockhounding & lapidary topics. This year’s presentations will include:
  • “What’s Hot in Tucson 2016”
  • “New Crystal Hunters: Pala”
  • “New Crystal Hunters: Smoky Hawk”
  • “New Crystal Hunters: Arkansas”
  • “The Adelaide Mine - Tasmania”
  • “The Mineral Explorers” Season 2 episodes

Door prizes contributed by our vendors & members drawn for hourly (all 3 days)

The show will be presented at:

The Augusta Expo
277 Expo Rd,
Fishersville, VA


Show hours

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Admission is $3.00 for Adults $2.00 for Students & Seniors
Children age twelve & under & Scouts in uniform admitted FREE

Currently scheduled exhibitors include:

Lost Cove Minerals - Marion, NC
Canton Collectibles - Martinsburg, WV
Velima’s Crafts & Varieties - Bristol, VA
AGQ Design - Broadway, VA
Excalibur Mineral Corp. - Charlottesville, VA
DayDream Designs - Troy, VA
Rocks into Gems - Dayton, VA
Great Opals - Raleigh NC
Jewelry By DeiSign - Beverly Beam
Higher Self Connection - Fayetteville, WV
Morgan’s Jewelry - Kingsport, TN
Parallels (
Horizon GIfts) - Harrisonburg, VA
The Crystal Connection - Charlottesville, VA
Sterling Flame Jewelry - Lynchburg, VA
Gem Smith - Richmond, VA
Dragonfly Beach - Staunton, VA

Be sure to check back here for updates to the scheduled exhibitors list!

Download Show Flyer
Vendor Inquiry available