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OLMC Gem Show Recap

Last Saturday, we checked out the Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club‘s Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Looking for coconut geodes you can crack open with a hammer? Rocks that glow neon under black light? ¬†Grab bags of mystery rocks? You’re in luck — all this and more!

Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club’s Gem Show

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Gem inspired Etsy treasury

‘inspired by the gem show’ by RosellaResin

Transition (Geometric R…  


Silver Geometric Ring  


Soap (The Collection) A…  


Mookaite cabochon  


Oversized geometric ear…  


earthy geode slice with…  




Equilateral Triangles T…  


uye surana: cecilia sli…  


Crystal Configuration 2…  


Silver Amethyst point s…  


Vintage 60s Heels / JOE…  


Iceberg – 8 inch print  


Flying Spikes Printed P…  


Adjustable Silver Cryst…  


Porcelain Vase  


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.


photo-realistic gemstone paintings

Yesterday’s gem show was great. Lots of great finds, photos to come.

In the meantime, along the same theme: Carly Waito‘s gemstone paintings. Stunning.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz






Becoming a rockhound

Last week we joined the Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club. What a great resource, oh if only I had more time! Went in to join the club and came out a couple hours later with a rounded and polished Perthite stone. Here’s a photo of it in the rough, I left my polished Perthite on my desk at work. I feel satisfied picking it up multiple times a day.

Hoping to score some boulder opal, lapis lazuli or maybe even mookaite at the gem show!