This year's Jacksonville Gem & Mineral show will take place at The Morocco Shrine Temple located on the southside of Jacksonville near the St. Johns Town Center. Every year JGMS hosts their yearly show which is held on the third weekend of September. This year our 29th annual show will be held on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th.
The show hours are:
Friday 10:00am — 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00 — 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am — 5:00pm
Admission is $5 each day or $8 for all three days. Children under 12 get in for free. All proceeds go towards JGMS. The Gem and Mineral Society of Jacksonville, Florida is a non-profit 501©3 organization. It was created to stimulate interests in rocks and minerals by furtherance of the activities of its members, in the earth sciences; to disseminate knowledge, methods and procedures for the collection, identification, classification, cutting, polishing, setting, and mounting of specimens for these activities; and to promote good fellowship, proper ethics and conduct in the relationships of said members with each other and with members of other earth science societies in pursuit of these activities.
If you would like to become a member, we will be having member registration at the front of the room. Membership is $25 for the year. As a member you have access to our classes which range from beginning silver to intermidate silver, cabbing and cutting stones, faceting stones, wire wrapped jewelry, glass blowing, enameling, beading, chainmaille, silver metal clay, silver inlay, lampwork glass beads, reclaiming scrap silver, casting, gem trees, etc. In order to sign up for classes or to become a member you can attend our monthly meetings. The meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month. Our next meeting will be held on July 6th at 6:00pm. New members our encouraged to come early to have a tour of the club and its facilities. For further information you can click on membership tab at jaxgemandmineral.org
Many of our members will be showcasing their rock collection, jewlery and specimens at the show. If you would like to showcase your exhibit, there is an application under the JGMS show -2017 tab on our website. We also still have space avaliable to sell at our show. For interested vendors please contact Jason Hamilton at
Throughout the day there will be hourly door prizes and silent auction. You will recieve a ticket upon your admission for the chance to win one of our fabulous door prizes. Door prizes and silent auctions are collected from the vendors and club members. There will be a wide veriety of items including jewlery made by JGMS members, crystals, rocks, stones, minerals, cabochons, gem trees, glass blown beads, wire wraps, rings, bracelets, earrings, large specimens, rock collections, faceted stones, beaded jewlery, fosils, ect.
Our show is one of the best in Florida. Every year our show is packed with 55+ vendors. Our vendors have a wide variety of rocks & minerals that they have been collecting from all over the world. We also have a lot of jewlery and special craft vendors. Every year we have an Artist Ally in whcih we dedicate 2 rows of vendors who sell handmade items. This is one event that you do not want to miss. You can easily spend hours wandering and looking at all of the amazing crystals around the room. We will have hands on activities for the kids including gem panning & break your own geodes. There will also be demonstrations on how to cut & facet stones, as well as jewlery making. So be sure to mark your calendars for our annual show!