Gems, Minerals & Jewelry

Enter your minerals, gems, lapidary, or jewelry

Collectors and jewelry designers can enter mineral specimens, faceted gemstones, lapidary work, fossils and jewelry in the 2019 San Diego County Fair Gems, Minerals & Jewelry competitive exhibit.

The Fine Print

Here is basic information about this competition; download the Entry Information flier for details.

The Gems, Minerals & Jewelry exhibit is open to U.S. residents, 18 and older.  This exhibit has divisions for amateurs, professionals, beginners, advanced and masters. Please see the Entry Information for definitions of those terms.

The processing fee is $10 per entry. Processing fees are non-refundable.

You may enter up to two entries per class, unless otherwise noted.

The Creative Youth competitive exhibit has gems and jewelry divisions and competition classes for kids and teens aged 5-17.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019.
Delivery of Exhibits: 9:00AM-6:00PM; Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Exhibit dates: May 31-July 4, 2019.
Exhibit pick-up date: Saturday, July 6, 2019.

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Entry Information
Entry Label Specifications
State Rules
Local Rules

Speakers & Demonstrations

Gem identification, faceting, and various gem and jewelry demonstrations take place during the Fair. For the schedule, see the Gems & Minerals Show page.

The Results

Results By Last Name
Results By Division/Class

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