2016 will be the 47th year that Tuscarora Lapidary Society has hosted its annual fine gem, jewelry and mineral show Gemarama. This will be our second year at the wonderful EXPO Center venue. In addition to vendors you would expect at any gem show, a third of the show houses over 30 instructional and competitive cases and a large lapidary arts demonstration area where visitors can see live the cutting of stones, jewelry making, beading, chain making, wire wrapping, and other arts and sciences associated with lapidary. Read on below for a fuller account of all there is to do and see at Gemarama.
2016 Theme - Down Under
Saturday November 5, 2016, 10am - 6pm
Sunday November 6, 2016, 10am - 5pm
HALL D, GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456, located a few miles north of King of Prussia, PA, off Route 422. For a Google map, Click Here. Please also see the map attached to our DISCOUNT COUPON.
For GPS systems: Use 100 Station Avenue, Upper Providence Twp, PA (or Phoenixville, PA);
or use 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA and follow the signs to the EXPO Center.
Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children under 12 years of age; two-day adult tickets are $9. With our discount coupon (below) the adult single day admission is $5. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform and accompanied by an adult Scoutmaster are admitted free.
Come watch how we make beautiful cabochons and faceted stones from gem rough, or how we incorporate those lapidary creations into jewelry. You can also view incredibly beautiful microscopic mineral specimens, or watch bead stringing or the creation of wire-wrapped jewelry, and much more. There is information in the demonstration area about classes offered at our Education Center and an opportunity there to sign up to receive information on upcoming class schedules.
Continuous demonstrations - Cabbing, Faceting
Intermittent demonstrations - Bead Stringing, Chain Making, Channel Jewelry, Intarsia, Metalcraft, Micromounts, Mini Gem Trees, Silver Smithing, Wax Modeling, Wirewrap Jewelry
Make a bracelet or perhaps a key chain. Toss a bean bag and win a prize! Pick up one of the wonderful and informative children's coloring books on gems and minerals. Take the Rockhound Quiz challenge and get a prize at the TLS booth, and have fun creating your own personal "PET ROCK".
Vanishing Gem Display
Have fun trying to touch the gem.
Exhibit for the vision challenged
See and feel this exhibit designed to explain different aspects of the gem and mineral world to those with vision difficulties. (Not on display each year.)