Directory of Southern California Lapidary Resources

Search through our Directory of Southern California Lapidary Resources. This page is an attempt at listing all of the Southern California Lapidary Clubs and Societies, and Gem and Mineral Shops. If we missed your club or shop, please submit it by clicking on “Create a Listing.” If you have any questions or suggestions about any of the existing listings, please visit our Contact page and send us a message.

Del Air Rockhounds Club
Address: • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7618, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7618
• Meeting Place: United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge
Short Description:
• Founded: 1952
• Day of Meeting: 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
• Bulletin: Del Air Monthly Rockhounder Review
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 41
Long Description:

The Del Air Rockhounds Club was founded in 1952 with members mostly residing in the San Fernando Valley area of California. Our club is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing knowledge of the lapidary arts and techniques, geology, mineralogy and related fields. We own our own lapidary equipment with members available to teach and demonstrate lapidary techniques to other members. Our members enjoy lapidary related programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, displays and lectures. We also take monthly field trips to our local deserts & mountains for exploration and the study and collection of lapidary and mineral specimens.

Phone Number:
(818) 714-0321
Delvers Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Address: • Mailing Address: 1001 W. Lambert Rd, # 18, La Habra, CA 90631-1678
• Meeting Place: 14515 Blaine Ave, Bellflower
Short Description:
• Founded: 1948
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: Delvings
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 53
Long Description:

The Delvers Gem & Mineral Society meets the 2nd Friday of each month (except December) in Bellflower, California. Visitors are always welcome. The club was founded in 1948 to promote education in the earth sciences and lapidary arts. Our monthly meetings features educational programs, refreshments, and good fellowship.

Phone Number:
(562) 584-3190
Address: 2620 W. Main St, Barstow, CA
Long Description:

Diamond Pacific is one of the major manufacturers of lapidary equipment for the rockhound hobbyist, professional gemcutter and jeweler, and for a variety of commercial uses, from deburring metal parts to testing geological specimens and concrete for highways.

Phone Number:
Address: • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 451, El Cajon, CA 92022
• Meeting Place: Heritage of the Americas Museum, Cuyamaca College, 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West
Short Description:
• Founded: 1959
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: –
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 25
Long Description:

We are an organization dedicated to the study of Gems and Minerals. Our Society is open to all people, young and old, who share an interest in the study of Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils and the Lapidary Arts. We have been located in El Cajon, CA. since 1959.

We strive to promote the common good and general welfare of the people within the community by giving them an opportunity to study and collect Gems, Minerals and Fossils. We also enjoy sharing our knowledge of the lapidary arts with the groups within our community.

Phone Number:
(619) 461-3309
Address: • Mailing Address: Box 5433, Buena Park, CA 90622
• Meeting Place: North Orange County Regional Library, 11200 Stanford Ave (at Euclid), Garden Grove
Short Description:
• Day of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: Angles
• Juniors: No
• Membership: 15
Long Description:

The Faceters Guild exists to further the craft of Gemstone faceting by educating its members and the public.

We wish to provide technical support for persons involved in the fascinating hobby of faceting.

It is a requirement of the Guild a person being mentored has a current paid membership (unless separate private arrangements are made.) FGOSC is a member of CFMS (California Federation of Mineralogical Societies )

Phone Number:
(714) 625-2107
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society. Inc.
Address: • Meeting Place: 123 W. Alvarado St., Suite B, Fallbrook
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m., except February meeting is on 3rd Thursday. No meeting in July
Short Description:
• Founded: 1957
• Bulletin: Lithosphere, Patricia Hartman, editor
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 182
Long Description:

The FGMS was founded in 1957 and consists of a group of individuals who share common interests in gems, minerals, jewelry, geology, paleontology and the related earth sciences and lapidary arts.The Society is based in Fallbrook, San Diego County, California -- just a "stone's throw" from some of the most productive gem mining areas in the United States. You won't believe what we've been hiding in Fallbrook!

Interested in the Earth and what can be found here? Come
to our museum or visit us at a general meeting to find out
from one of our Gemologists, Mine Owners or Hobbyists
what you’ve been walking past all these years. Southern
California has an impressive history of gems and mining
and we are more than willing to share it with you.

Please feel free to visit our virtual museum, our actual
museum or attend one of our general meetings or field trips.
For more on what’s happening with the Fallbrook Gem &
Mineral Society, check out our Calendar

Phone Number:
(760) 728-1130
Address: 114 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA
Long Description:

We are a small, privately owned family business with over 20 years of experience in the mineral business.

Address: • Mailing Address: PO Box 1611061 San Diego, CA 92176
• Meeting Place Gem and Mineral Bldg, Spanish Village, Balboa Park
Short Description:
• Founded: 1964
• Day of Meeting: 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: Gemological Society of San Diego Flyer
• Juniors: No
• Membership: 29
Long Description:

The goal of the San Diego Mineral and Gem Societies' Museum is to help people gain a better understanding and appreciation of minerals, gems, fossils and the lapidary arts. Our museum is located in the San Diego Mineral & Gem Society building adjacent to the Spanish Village Art Center at Balboa Park, San Diego, California. The Museum features many fine mineral, gem, lapidary and fossil specimens from around the world. The collection has been assembled over the last 75 years through purchases and donations. Admission to the Museum is free.

The San Diego Mineral & Gem Society building is located at the northwest corner of Spanish Village in Balboa Park, between the San Diego Zoo to the north and the Natural History Museum to the south. Access from Village Place. (Note: the road between Otto Center and Spanish Village is an alley, signage: "no pedestrians").

Phone Number:
Gems A Plenty
Address: 575 N Central Ave, Upland, CA
Long Description:

Crystals And Fossils, Geodes and Jewelry, Thousands of Treasures from Around the World!

Phone Number:
(909) 985-1999
Gems of the West Rock Shop
Address: 40847 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA
Short Description:
The Gems of the West rock shop is a retail store which is unique in Big Bear. It is a speciality shop which offers minerals, gems, crystals and rocks which are typical of the Western States of the USA.
Long Description:

Gems of the West (Mountains, Deserts & Minerals LLC) is more than your average rock shop, it is a treasury of unique home decor, copper, crystals, collector items and other ''Gems of the West'', priced from $1 to $800. Specializing in minerals and gems from the western United States, items represent typical finds from the region and locally. There's something for everyone!

Phone Number:
(909) 878-0415