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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 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 entry fee is $10 per entry. Entry fees are non-refundable, however in the event of competition cancellation, entry fees will be applied to the following year or refunded.

Entry limits vary by division. Please see the Entry Information for details.

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.

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If you entered the 2020 Gems & Minerals Competition we have contacted you directly with information regarding your entries. Get in touch if you have further questions.

We look forward to seeing you in the 2021 competition, where we will continue our “Heroes Unite!” Fair theme. Use these 2020 entry materials as your guide—we plan on using the same divisions and classes.

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020.
Entry delivery dates: Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, 2020.
Exhibit dates: June 5-July 5, 2020.
Exhibitor Appreciation Night: Saturday, June 6, 2020; 7:00-9:00pm.
Entry pick-up date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

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What To See And Do

Learn more about all the fun activities in this exhibit! Gem identification, faceting, and various gem and jewelry demonstrations take place during the Fair.

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2019 Results

Results By Last Name
Results By Division/Class

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