58th Annual San Francisco Gem and Mineral Society Show at Treasure Island - Theme: "Spectrum of Jade" gem, jewelry and mineral exhibits and demonstrations.
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 5, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Treasure Island at Building One. Address: One Avenue of the Palms, San Francisco. Come and be dazzled by the complete Spectrum of Jade: “Everything from the sublime to the ridiculous,” says show chair Ellen Nott.
This is the 58th presentation of the original, most established annual show of its kind in San Francisco. Highlights include exclusive artifacts and jade carvings, such as a jade grandfather clock, a miniature jade model train and a jade coffee table and hundreds of fashioned jade stones and jewelry specimens from renowned artists and collectors.
Sixty exhibits – covering the full spectrum of gem, jewelry and minerals – and demonstrations will be displayed on the main floor and mezzanine areas of this historic building. Surrounded by eye-popping 360-degree views of the whole Bay Area, this is a perfect place to discover and celebrate the many wonders of jade, a stone so versatile, so mysterious and renowned throughout centuries, the world over.
Top dealers and rock, gem and jewelry vendors offer rough lapidary, fine specimens and unique jewelry never found in malls or most retail stores. On-site educational demonstrations of carving, lapidary and beadwork.
Door prizes, silent auctions and raffles will be conducted on both days.
ADMISSION: Adults: $10 • Seniors and students: $8 • Children under 12: Free with a paid adult. A $2 discount is available for adults with a show flyer, a printed ad with the coupon or click on the Web site http://www.sfgemshow.org/ for a printable copy. Bring the coupon to the show and present it for $2 off the $10 general admission price.
FREE ample on-site parking. Public transit: Muni Bus No. 108 at the SF Trans Bay Terminal runs every 20 minutes and stops right in front of building.
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San Francisco Gem and Mineral Society is an all-volunteer nonprofit educational organization serving San Francisco and the Bay Area. At its SF-based clubhouse, SFGMS offers workshops and seminars that teach about lapidary arts, jewelry making, gem cutting and earth sciences. The Society maintains an extensive library and mineral museum, and sponsors field trips for collecting and educational purposes.