Annual SVGMS Show
The SVGMS Gem & Mineral show is a Shenandoah Valley tradition!
In 2018, it is scheduled for the 4th weekend of September (9/21-22-23/2018)
The show will be open Friday afternoon, Saturday & Sunday
More details and updates will be posted here as the show dates approach:
Events and attractions for you to enjoy at next year’s show are planned to include:
▪ 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
▪ A ‘treasure hunt’ for the wee folks - let the kids hunt for actual gem materials!
▪ Panning for gold! Demonstrations will be presented by The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors
▪ 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!
▪ 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 creating demonstration & discussion area - see how YOU can make polished pieces for lapidary jewelry!
▪ Video presentations on rockhounding & lapidary topics
▪ Door prizes contributed by our vendors & members drawn for hourly all three days
Previous show exhibitors included: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
If you would like to request information regarding vendor booth space at the next show, please complete this form.
The show flyer for the past year’s event can be downloaded here
We invite all members and vendors to set up an educational display case at the show. For some great advice and information on setting up an exhibit at a show, this article contains a wealth of information. There are also resources on this topic available for members in the site’s Members’ Area.