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Wanting to join the Toowoomba Lapidary Club?

Currently, we are updating the process on how we accept new members. Because of this, our Club is not accepting new members until after Gemfest (i.e., late October 2022). We are going to follow a process which a number of other recreational clubs has put in place. This short period of time prior to completing an Application for Membership form is being called a ‘Prerequisite for Membership’, and will be outlined here shortly.

To visit the clubhouse while COVID is still in our community

We are still asking ALL VISITORS who wish to come to the clubhouse to PHONE FIRST to the number below. VISITORS are welcome on Thursday nights ONLY, so please give John a call.

  • John: 0418 726 597 – Thursday evenings for visitors (7.00–9.00 pm)

Many thanks.

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Members of the Toowoomba Lapidary Club are NOT qualified to provide valuations of gems, jewellery or minerals.

The following people have notified the Toowoomba Lapidary Club that they are available to provide identification and/or valuation services of items. Please contact them directly and mention the Toowoomba Lapidary Club. Please be aware these are commercial services provided by qualified professionals and fees may apply.

Helen Levonis (valuations): 0415 275 823
Tony Forsyth (testing/identification – Brisbane): 0419 661 962
Rod Brightman (testing/identification – Toowoomba): 0421 189 852

Cutting rocks and gemstones for the public

Quite often, members of the public ask for someone in the Toowoomba Lapidary Club to cut their rock, or cut gemstones they have found or were found by family members. Due to the overwhelming number of requests, most members of the club are no longer available to undertake this activity.

While WE might not cut your stone for you, the other option is for YOU to become a member of the Toowoomba Lapidary Club and learn how to cut it for yourself.

We are hobbyists; we are not professional cutters. If we take on a job of cutting for the public and it is not cut as expected, we could expose ourselves to liability problems, which we are not prepared to do.

Club contact details

President:  0417 611 820


Vice President: 0458 429 097

Mailing address: PO Box 7858, Toowoomba South QLD 4350

Club address: 4 William St, Toowoomba QLD 4350

Gemfest contact details

Check the Gemfest site page for club member contacts.

Sapphire  rough cut and set

Sapphire rough cut and set