Annual SVGMS Show
The SVGMS Gem & Mineral show is a Shenandoah Valley tradition!
In 2017, it is scheduled for the 4th weekend of September (9/22-23-24/2017)
The show will be open Friday afternoon, Saturday & Sunday
More details and updates will be posted here as the show dates approach:
Events and attractions for you to enjoy at next year’s show include:
▪ 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
▪ A ‘treasure hunt’ for the wee folks - let the kids hunt for actual gem materials!
▪ Panning for gold! Demonstrations will be presented by The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors (Sunday only)
▪ Faceting demonstrations - come see how fine gemstones are prepared and learn more about this fascinating process
▪ A cabochon creating demonstration & discussion area - see how YOU can make pieces for lapidary jewelry!
▪ Video presentations on rockhounding & lapidary topics
▪ Door prizes contributed by our vendors & members drawn for hourly all three days
Preliminarily scheduled exhibitors include:Lost Cove Minerals - Marion, NC
Virginia Rockhound Shop - Afton, VA
Canton Collectibles - Martinsburg, WV
Velima’s Crafts & Varieties - Bristol. VA
AGQ Design - Broadway, VA
Excalibur Mineral Corp. - Charlottesville, VA
DayDream Designs - Troy, VA
BellGali Gems - Marietta, GA
Rocks into Gems - Dayton, VA
Great Opals - Raleigh NC
Arrowwood Minerals - Lexington, VA
White Rock Shadows - Annandale, VA
Jewelry By DeiSign - Beverly Beahm
Higher Self Connection - Fayetteville, WV
Morgan’s Jewelry - Kingsport, TN
Gem Smith - Richmond VA
Parallels (Horizon GIfts) - Harrisonburg, VA
The Crystal Connection - Charlottesville, VA
Alex’s Russian Minerals - Fort Lee, NJ
Pending exhibitors include:TBD
Be sure to check back here for updates to the scheduled exhibitors list!
If you would like to request information regarding vendor booth space at the next show, please complete this form.
The show flyer for next year’s event can be downloaded here when available
We invite all members and vendors to set up an educational display case at the show. For some great advice and information on setting up an exhibit at a show, this article contains a wealth of information. There are also resources on this topic available for members in the site’s Members’ Area.