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 2018 San Diego County Fair Gems, Minerals & Jewelry competitive exhibit.

Entry Information

Entry deadlineThe deadline has passed; entries are closed.
Delivery of Exhibits: Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27; 9:00AM-6:00PM.
Exhibitor Appreciation Night: Wednesday, June 6, 6:00-9:00PM
Exhibit dates: June 1-July 4, 2018
Exhibit pick-up date: Friday, July 6, noon-8:00PM. (Exhibits may be picked up before noon by appointment only.)

Entry Information has been left online for 2018 entrants and as reference for those who might want to enter in the future.

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Entry Information
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Results By Last Name
Results By Division/Class

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 Fine Print

Want detailed information about this competition? Check The Fine Print for the answer, or download the Entry Information flier.

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 classes for kids and teens aged 5-17.

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

San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds