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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!

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Gem Section Message


Faced stone by Jay Gorday

Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Social Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Show & Tell
Location: Virtual Meeting (Link here when available)

Did everyone have a big time at our “Mother’s Day Show in July”? Diana was busy giving wire wrap workshops throughout the show. I hope you took a moment to stop in and say Hi! Did you check out her finished wire wrapped crystals and stones? Her workshop will be coming to a Gem Section meeting shortly; just as soon as we start to have meetings in person back at the clubhouse.

I hope everyone enjoyed my program on faceting. As I write this newsletter item, I have not started the stone and taking pictures, so I do not know what the pattern is. I hope the pictures turn out and will give everyone a feel for the process of faceting a gemstone.

This month’s program will be in person at the club house and also virtual on Zoom. We will be testing equipment and ideas to provide a video feed for those people who cannot make the meeting in person. The topic this month will be Show and Tell. We want to see what you have been up to the past 16 months. Bring your items to the clubhouse, if you are joining us in person. If you are joining us virtually, you can hold your items in from of your web camera. I hope this will all work. This is a trial run.

We will make arrangements to fold, stamp and address the paper copies of the newsletter before the meeting.

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

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