The club holds workshops at the clubrooms each Saturday and the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The workshops run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome!CLUB CONTACT DETAILS CLICK HERECUPCOMING GEM SHOWSAre listed on the VGCA website at http://www.victoriangemclubsassociationinc.com/forward-diaryPROPOSED FIELD TRIPSMORELLA: for smokey quartz (date to be advised)Any questions/suggestions; contact club Field Trip co-ordinator (Linda).
The above map shows two locations (stars), the upper one near the Merri River, in Queens Rd, is the club rooms location. The lower one, near Raglan Parade, is the location of our biennial gem show in the main Hall of the Warrnambool Primary School.
WHAT WE DO AT A GEM CLUBThe club functions as a meeting place for those interested in•Changing rough gem material into ‘gems’ by cutting cabachons or faceting.•Silversmithing and setting gems in settings/jewellery.•Glass fusing and glass slumping.•Fossicking for gem stones, fossils and mineral specimens.Have a look at the 2016 & 2017 Club Activites page to see some of what we do.The photos and slide show below give some ideas of cabachon and faceting work undertaken by members.Row 1: Cabachons, carvingsRow 2: Polished slabs, tumbled gemsRow 3: Malachite cabachon, ‘Crazy Lace’ agate cabachon.
The photos below show a range of faceted gems cut by club members.Row 1: Amethyst, AmetrineRow 2: Ametrine, ApatiteRow 3: Rose Quartz, CitrineRow 4: Smokey Quartz, TopazRow 5: Tourmaline gems, Topaz
HOW TO CONTACT THE WARRNAMBOOL GEM CLUB You can contact the Warrnambool gem club by writing to P.O. Box 18, Warrnambool, Vic., Australia, 3280. Please allow a few weeks for a reply. The club secretary checks the P.O Box on a regular basis.Alternatively you can e-mail us at email@example.com contact us through our facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/warrnamboolgemclub/