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Norcross, GA 30093-3059

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

Image Credit: Diana Poppelreuter

Date: Monday, August 29, 2022
Social Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm
Speaker: Diana Poppelreuter
Topic: New Wirewrapping Techniques
Location: Hybrid Meeting (click here and on the GMS Calendar here)

I hope everyone enjoyed our July meeting – Open Topic / Show and Tell. It’s always fun to see what everyone is up to and collecting.

Diana will lead the August meeting showing some new techniques she learned on their trip out to Tucson the past February. From the picture she sent to include with this article, it looks like she will show us how to make a chain and clasp along with a different wire wrapping technique. I think this will be a meeting that you don’t want to miss. Join us in person or online. This will be a hybrid meeting.

We still have space in the “Gem Section” Display case at the clubhouse. Bring your items to the meeting and we will include them in the case.

For those who show up in person at the clubhouse, we will fold, stamp and address the paper copies of the newsletter before the meeting starts. For those who are joining us via Zoom, we will start at 7:00 pm with our social time and the formal meeting will start at 7:30 pm.

I hope to see everyone online thru the virtual meeting or in person at the clubhouse and in the meantime, stay safe!

Jay Gorday and Diana Poppelreuter
Gem Section Co-Chairs

NOTE: Temporary procedures are in place for section meetings, including RSVP before attending. Please read those procedures and guidelines here.

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