From the Clubhouse

Toowoomba Lapidary Club provides tuition and runs many activities throughout the year for its members:

Semi-precious stone cutting

Faceting / Gem cutting

Silversmithing courses

Field trips and fossicking excursions are frequently run for the keen ‘rockhounds’


Gemfest – Thanks to all who came

In October, the Toowoomba Lapidary Club hosted another very successful Gemfest – Gem & Jewellery Show at the Centenary Heights High School. We want to thank everyone in the community who came along, checked out the incredible selection of gemstones and jewellery, mineral and fossil specimens that were all for sale. The Fossicking for Children was another great success. Also the free gemstone identification service provided by club member and member of the Gemmological Association of Australia was extremely well patronised.  Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you in 2017 when Gemfest will be held on the weekend of 21-22 October 2017.

Gemfest Raffle prizes drawn on 13 December

Watch this space to see who the winners are.

1st prize: Natural Sapphire ring in 9 ct gold – Ticket #1415, J Corby, Allora
2nd prize: Natural Amethyst pendant in sterling silver – Ticket #1693, D Sellers, Brisbane
3rd prize: Natural Peridot ear studs – Ticket #1587, K Becker, Westma

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2016 Gemfest Raffle Prizes


Jewellery Workshop: 21-22 January 2017

Club members can apply to attend this 2-day workshop.  Japanese Fine Seed Beads will be used to create a setting for your fully-polished cabochon (oval or round).

Check the Sign-up list on the clubroom noticeboard to find out what to bring, the costs, and if there is still space for you to register.  Put your name on the Waiting List if the six places are already taken.


Nearby Events

The QLD Museum in Brisbane has a display on the ground floor with precious and semi-precious minerals very much worth your time seeing (it’s also completely free!)