The 50th Annual SVGMS Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Preliminary Information - Check back for additional updates!

===>>> Download the show flyer HERE <<<===

The show will be held Friday - Sunday, September 22nd - 24th, 2017

The show will feature:

Exhibits from SVGMS members & vendors illustrating the beauty & fascinating aspects of the rocks & minerals found in the Shenandoah Valley & around the world

Retail sales of rocks, gems, & jewelry from numerous vendors from around our region (Scroll down for the list of vendors)

A ‘treasure hunt’ for the wee folks - let the kids hunt for actual gem materials! This year, the youngsters might find:
  • Apatites
  • Aquamarines
  • Blue Topaz
  • Copper Nuggets
  • Corundum (Green Sapphires)
  • Emeralds
  • Fossils
  • Garnets
  • Herkimer “Diamonds”
  • Peridots
  • Pink Spinels (“Balas Rubies”)
  • Tourmalines
  • Other surprises???

A flat lapping display & discussion area - There’s more than one way to polish a rock!

Panning for gold! Demonstrations will be presented by The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors

Ever wanted to see how mineral spheres get made? Check out the process firsthand from a club member who specializes in sphere-making!!

A cabochon-making display/discussion area - see how you can turn rocks that interest you into polished stones

Video presentations on rockhounding & lapidary topics. The past year’s presentations included:
  • “What’s Hot in Tucson 2014”
  • “New Crystal Hunters: Pala
  • “Demantoid & Tourmaline - Mineral Adventures In Madagascar”
  • “The Mineral Explorers” episodes

Door prizes contributed by our vendors & members drawn for hourly (all 3 days)

The show will be presented at:

The Augusta Expo
277 Expo Rd,
Fishersville, VA


Show hours

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Admission is $3.00 for Adults $2.00 for Students & Seniors
Children age twelve & under & Scouts in uniform admitted FREE

Currently scheduled exhibitors include:

Lost Cove Minerals - Marion, NC
Canton Collectibles - Martinsburg, WV
Velima’s Crafts & Varieties - Bristol, VA
AGQ Design - Broadway, VA
Excalibur Mineral Corp. - Charlottesville, VA
DayDream Designs - Troy, VA
Rocks into Gems - Dayton, VA
Great Opals - Raleigh NC
Jewelry By DeiSign - Beverly Beam
Higher Self Connection - Fayetteville, WV
Morgan’s Jewelry - Kingsport, TN
Parallels (
Horizon GIfts) - Harrisonburg, VA
The Crystal Connection - Charlottesville, VA
Sterling Flame Jewelry - Lynchburg, VA
Gem Smith - Richmond, VA

Be sure to check back here for updates to the scheduled exhibitors list!

Download Show Flyer
Vendor Inquiry available