The San Diego County Fair is open through July 4. In the interest of public safety, activities involving direct animal interaction at the Fair have been suspended.

All guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any contact with animals or their living area, as well as prior to eating or drinking.

Gems, Minerals & Jewelry

The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!

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: Entries are now closed for this competition.
Delivery of Exhibits: 9:00AM-6:00PM; Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Exhibit dates: May 31-July 4, 2019.
Results posted: On June 6, 2019 (see below).
Exhibit pick-up date: Saturday, July 6, 2019.

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Entry Information
Entry Label Specifications
State Rules
Local Rules

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.

More Info

2019 Results

Results By Last Name
Results By Division/Class

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