We're an educational club comprised of a group of friendly people of all ages and experience who enjoy various aspects of the hobby of lapidary arts. Wikipedia says we’re “artists or artisans who form stone, mineral, gemstones and other suitable durable materials (amber, shell, jet, pearl, opal, coral, horn and bone, glass and other synthetics) into decorative items such as engraved gems, cameos or cabochons, and faceted designs”.
Our club is in Melbourne, Florida where our members have use of a wonderful fully-equipped workshop and attend monthly meetings with various topics of interest regarding gems, minerals and jewelry creation. We hold an annual Parade of Gems at the Melbourne Auditorium where you can purchase finished jewelry, items to make jewelry, including stones (rough and finished), findings, beads, etc. Members and non-members may participate in this show. We also hold an annual picnic for our members & their families with an auction and tailgate sales, an annual open house, and an annual holiday party for our members and their families. We love this hobby of ours and enjoy sharing our knowledge and wares.
If your interested in more info & how to join, check the ABOUT page. We've had successful events and our next one will be
50th Annual Parade Of Gems
We publish a monthly newsletter to our members. You can checkout the info for yourself at our NEWS link.