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Longtime Pasadena Lapidary Society to Host 63rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show in Arcadia

Mar 31, 2024

The Pasadena Lapidary Society is hosting its 63rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show on Aug. 26 and 27 at the Arcadia Masonic Center.

Free to attend and ideal for children, the event will feature displays of gorgeous gemstones, mineral & fossil specimens from club members, member-created jewelry & artwork, as well as lapidary technique demonstrations and jewelry-making skills.

A kids’ area within the show will include Treasure Wheel, Sand Scoop, and an opportunity to start their first egg carton rock collection.

Aside from a good assortment of gem and jewelry dealers, a raffle, grab bags, silent auction, and snack bar will also be available.

The Pasadena Lapidary Society, as a non-profit, seeks to promote learning about the earth sciences, rocks and minerals, and the lapidary arts. The club leads field trips to collect rocks, a workshop to learn and practice cutting, shaping, carving and polishing rocks and gemstones, and presentations to schools and community groups regarding rocks and minerals.

The Society was formed in the mid-1940s and incorporated as a California non-profit corporation in 1949. It was one of the first clubs that formed the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies in 1947.

Besides the annual Gem and Mineral Show, the Society also hosts monthly program meetings where speakers discuss topics on earth sciences and lapidary arts.

The list of dealers exhibiting at the event includes Abalone King, Art by Linda Queally, Bead Zone, Be. Here. Now. Jewelry & Lapidary, Crystal Monster, and Crystal Rapture.

Others in the lineup include Custom Creative Gem Cutting, DeLong Traders, Ethiopian Imports, Lasco Diamond Products, Mary Rafferty, Nevada Mineral & Book Company, Stella Stones, Toni Floyd, Wajia Gems, and Condor Agate Mines.

The Arcadia Masonic Center is located at 50 W. Duarte Road in Arcadia. Exhibits open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26.

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