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Gem Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Gems

Gem Section Meets
Last Monday Every Month

Ah, the jewels of the rockhounding world. Gems come in many different forms, but one thing is usually certain -- someone took something normal and transformed it into something spectacular!

Join us at Gem Section to see rocks when they are all dressed up and even dress up a few yourself!

If you have any questions about Gem Section, please send email to


Gem Section Message


Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm [Note earlier start time]
Topic: Dragon Eye
Location: GMS Building

I hope everyone enjoyed the Faceting talk I presented in July on index wheels. The different index wheels allow you to make different shaped stones and more designs.

This month, Lori is going to show us how to make a Dragon Eye. This is a glass cab-shaped “gem” from Dollar Tree that is painted with nail polish and then scratches are etched into the polish to make it look like an eye. Since we will be using a lot of nail polish, Lori recommends that we work outside. We will have a tent and fans to keep us comfortable. Since we are working outside we will start the Meeting at 7:00PM (30 minutes earlier).

If you want to bring your own supplies, they are easy to get at Dollar Tree, Walmart, or Big Lots. Here is a list from Lori:
  • Nail polish
    • Black
    • Translucent Red
    • Translucent Orange
    • Opaque Yellow
    • Opaque Green
    • -OR-
    • Black, 2 translucent colors, and 2 opaque colors
  • Pointy awl (for scratching)
  • Glass cabs (Dollar Tree has these, don’t get tiny ones or marbles)
As usual, we will start the evening by folding; addressing and stamping the paper copies of the newsletter and the meeting will start at 7:00PM. I hope to see everyone there.

Jay Gorday,
Gem Section Chair

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