2019 Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
The 52nd Annual Columbia Gem & Mineral Show will be at the Jamil Temple (206 Jamil Road, Columbia SC 29210) Friday November 22nd (10 am to 6:00 pm)
Saturday November 23rd (10 am to 6 pm)
Sunday November 24th (12:00 noon to 5:00pm)
In 2019, there will be more than twenty-five dealers and they will have an enormous variety of materials from rough and cut gemstones, beads, fossils, finished jewelry, wire wrapping, lapidary supplies, and excellent mineral specimens. We will have dealers that carry Amber, Jade, gold, all precious gemstones, and several jewelers who can complete special orders, and much, much more.
We will post a new dealer list and a final show layout for 2019 later.
Geodes, Salted Mine & Grab Bags
CGMS will have geodes for sale ($1.00 per ounce uncut) at the show entrance. We will let you select and we will cut the geode for you. Geodes may contain quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, calcite. (No one knows what may be hidden inside!)
We have a salted mine where for $1.00 a scoop, you can find crystals, fossils, rocks and minerals. You can “dig” for treasures that the Gem club provides and where they came from.
Grab bags for $1.00, $5.00 and $10.00 that contain a wide variety of materials that we collect on our field trips and members provide for the Show. You can find almost anything (including small jewelry pieces, shark’s teeth and small fossils).
Show Photos & More Information
Here are photos from previous shows, information about the Jamil Temple location and prizes that might be awarded every hour during the show.
There is also a Grand Show Award (estimated retail value $300) You do not have to be present to win.