Each year on the first full weekend of March, the North Brisbane Lapidary Club hosts a Gem and Jewellery Festival.
The gem show has been run continuously since 1983. We believe it to be one of the best gem shows in SE Qld.
Planning for the 2020 show is now under way. If you would like to have stall at our show – please contact us –
2019 Gem and Jewellery Festival
Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March 2020
Earnshaw State College
cnr Earnshaw & Tufnell Road, Banyo
Sat 29th Feb – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Sun 1st March – 8:30am – 3:00pm
Children $2 (under 16)
Families $12 (2 x adults, 2 x child)
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, of faceting, by members of the Australian Faceting Guild.
A list of Exhibitors will be up by January 13th 2020
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 lucky dips with rocks as the central prize and fossicking where a bucket of gem wash is purchased washed, sieved and sorted. Likely finds will be garnets, zircons or quartz crystals.
Refreshments at reasonable prices; food cooked freshly on site, will be available. Hot and cold drinks will be on sale.
As part of the show a raffle is conducted with 3 fabulous jewellery prizes.
The dealer locations within the hall will be finalised later in the year.
Outdoor Trader Layout
The outdoor trader area is partially under full cover and partially under shade and is close to the dealers’ hall.