The Gem Show is fast approaching, and now is the time to purchase your draw tickets. Click the link to take a look at this years prizes on offer.
Tickets are available from the club house.
NBLC Club house- 574 Nudgee Rd, Albert Bishop Park, Nundah. We are very excited to announce our GIANT ROCK SALE is on Saturday the 21st of September 2019/ From 8am – 2pm.
Sausage sizzle and drinks available.
We have so many rocks from all over. Small and Large Agate Creek agate nodules. Prehnite rough – 1kg bag lots. Windera/Cloyna Agate – Tumble and slabbing grade. Petrified wood from Chinchilla. Jasper. Rhodonite. Faceting rough. Garnet. Peridot. Tourmaline. Lots to choose from.
Contact: email@example.com for your full catcalogue of itmes for sale – one week out from 21st September 2019.
No Sales before 8am. Material will be sold on a first come first served basis.
We are very pleased to announce a new venue for next years popular Gem & Jewellery Show 2020. Earnshaw State College, Earnshaw and Tufnell Road, Banyo is our new home for next years show.
It is a larger venue than our previous one (Brackenridge High School) and we have the dates.
Saturday 29th Feb and Sunday 1st of March 2020.
Put it on your calendars and diaries now.
More details coming soon.
For more info about being part of our next years show.
Please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Most people unfamiliar with sapphires would think they only came in a blue colour, whereas in fact they can be found naturally in all of the colours of the rainbow. Queensland Sapphires owned by Noel Deeley will have on display and for sale one of the largest coloured sapphire displays in Queensland. You can be assured that you are dealing direct with the miner and that these stones are 100% natural. All sizes, shapes and colours will be available from Noel at prices you just won’t see in your local jeweller. The stones all come from the Central Queensland gem fields. Why not come and buy a special stone for that engagement ring you are planning.
If you are after pendant or earring stones Noel will also have a wide range of natural zircons, again mined in Central Queensland. Nothing but diamonds beat the sparkle of zircons, but at a fraction of the price of diamonds, zircons are a great alternative.
Crystal Encounters is a family owned business run by Frank and Lynda Cheshire. Frank and Lynda have traded at our show for over 20 years. For anything in natural crystals or even tumbled stones Frank and Lynda should have something to suit your needs. From amethyst to calcite, garnet, kyanite, sulphur or tourmaline; all can be found at Crystal Encounters. If fossils are your thing then this is the place to stop. The largest collection and variety of fossils will be available to purchase at very reasonable prices. If you are looking for something right out of this world then talk to Frank or Lynda about meteorites they can supply. For more info check out the crystal encounters website at: http://crystalencounters.com.au/CRYSTAL%20ENCOUNTERS/
L A Gems is one of Queensland’s premier suppliers of quality inexpensive jewellery. L A Gems is a family owned and operated business run by Lesley Clark and Frank Dalgity.
Lesley and Frank have been trading at our gem show for over 20 consecutive years and in that time have served thousands of visitors to our show.
L A Gems sells a very wide range of rings, earrings and pendants in gold and sterling silver. Not only do they sell the findings but Lesley will set your special gem on site if it is a standard claw setting. This is an opportunity to source that special gem of sapphire or tourmaline or whatever gem takes your fancy and then talk to the jeweller to explore the right setting for the stone.
Looking for inexpensive shoulder stones to enhance your special stone? Lesley has virtually thousands of small stones down to 1-2mm that can be added into your project.
The only advice I have is get to the L A Gems site early as Lesley always has a large wait list of customers to discuss their needs.
Before the show, check out the L A Gems website and pick out the setting that you like. The castings catalogue contains hundreds of settings for rings, earrings and pendants. For more info: www.lagems.net
Introducing Mineral Store – one of the many traders that you will find at this year’s Gem and Jewellery festival on 2-3 March at Bracken Ridge State High. Tony and Jude Forsyth’s site is one of the best places to check if you are into collecting mineral specimens. Tony has been collecting minerals and fossils since he was 8 years old. After more than 20 years on the management committee of the Queensland Mineralogical Society Tony’s work was recognised in 2017 with the award of an Order of Australia.. Tony is also the curator of the Heritage Minerals Museum’s extensive mineral display in the Queensland Museum at South Bank.Tony will be displaying and selling minerals and crystals from all around the world, having been to Germany and USA in the last year to source material.. Check out his web page at http://www.mineralstore.com.au/ and catch up with Tony in the outdoor trading show at our gem and jewellery festival.
Did you know that every year the North Brisbane Lapidary Club sells raffle tickets to raise funds?
Did you know that the tickets are only $1 each?
And did you know that all prizes are handmade and valued by a professional valuer? No?
For 2019 we have some awesome jewellery – all very different – and all were valued around the $1,000. Yes, that is correct. You can win a piece of unique jewellery for the price of $1. And someone will win it.
Here is a glimpse at the prizes:
Sterling Silver necklace with freeform links in beaten finish with 1 9ct gold link. Designed & made by K. Hayston. Metal donated by club.
Valued at $1,185
Sterling Silver Pendant with cast 9ct gold central section. Set with white and orange zircons. Designed & made by P. Smith. Metal donated by club.
Valued at $1,150
Cast yellow gold ring set with deep purple rhodolite garnet. Stone (2.29 ct, donated by Jim Jeavons. Ring made & donated by Vinh Mould.
Valued at $1,000
Well, know that you know the North Brisbane Lapidary Club is doing that, what is your excuse for not going?
The countdown is well under way. If you haven’t marked the date yet, do so. You wouldn’t want to miss our show this year:
Our annual show is scheduled for the Saturday 2nd March (8.30am – 4pm) and Sunday 3rd March (8.30am – 3pm). Bracken Ridge State High school is kindly leaving their premises to us (at Barfoot St, Bracken Ridge)
There will be gem traders, jewellery making tools, gems (faceted and roughs), minerals (specimens, cabbed & carved stones and rough material) as well as a wide variety of opals and jewellery.
The popular fossicking area for kids will be there and no one is too old to try their hand.
Our kitchen fairies are working hard at supplying you with food (burger, sausages, sandwiches and cakes).
The theme this year revolves around imitates and man-made /synthetic gems and minerals. We are working on a display to allow you to look at samples of synthetics and the natural stones.
The items submitted for the Presidents challenges in faceting, cabbing and jewellery making will be on display.
Yes, after a few teething problems we are now in the last steps of fine tuning our annual Gem and Jewellery Show. All trader tables have been filled and we have some exciting new dealers coming to our show this year.