Each year (usually) on the first full weekend of March, the North Brisbane Lapidary Club hosts a Gem and Jewellery Festival.
The Gem Show has been run since 1983. We believe it to be one of the best gem shows in SE Queensland.
2024 Gem Show
Albert Bishop Park; 574 Nudgee Road, Nundah QLD 4012
Sat 2nd of March, 2024
Children $2 (Ages 5 – 16)
Free entry for children under 5 years.
Food and drinks are available for purchase, with an ATM and Parking onsite.
As part of the show a raffle is conducted with 3 fabulous jewellery prizes, please see our website below to view photographs of the amazing pieces up for grabs!
Feel free to email email@example.com with any enquiries regarding the show.
We look forward to seeing you there next year!
What can you expect from our Gem Show?
Within the hall are Exhibitors selling rough gemstones, faceted stones, cabochons of gemstones and opal, jewellery, fossils, mineral specimens, lapidary tools and equipment and much more.
There are also demonstrations in faceting, by members of the Australian Faceting Guild, and silversmithing by members of the club.
Visitors to the gem show can view one of the widest variety of coloured gemstones on display at any one time. Dealers will be happy to make recommendations on the best type of gemstone for various jewellery items. Other dealers will sell jewellery items or visitors can discuss their personal needs with manufacturing jewellers in attendance.
Gemstones that will be on sale include sapphires in all of the range of colours, rubies, emeralds, tanzanite, beryl, chrysoprase and opal.
Rockhounds and mineral collectors will be catered for by several high quality mineral dealers who specialise in both Australian and imported mineral specimens.
Crystals for those within an interest in the metaphysical will be on sale. An excellent variety of fossils; ideal for anyone starting out or advanced collectors; will be available for purchase.
For lapidary hobbyists (gem and rock cutters) there will be dealers selling tools, consumables and machinery to help you turn rocks into gems.
For children there will be fossicking where a bucket of gem wash is purchased, washed, sieved and sorted. Likely finds will be garnets, zircons or quartz crystals.