Palomar Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show   —   June 10-11, 2023
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

Beautiful mineral specimens, cut gems, gem rough, fossils, and eye-catching jewelry made from gems and minerals may be purchased. Demonstrators will be showing their skills to attendees and giving them the opportunity to learn about some of the lapidary arts promoted through our club including faceting, silversmithing, and other arts.  There will also be Gem Identification; find out what gem is in the ring your grandmother gave you.

The Palomar Gem and Mineral Club honors San Diego County mining history with its annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show at the prestigious California Center for the Arts Escondido, located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025. 

We are growing! In 2023 the Gem Show will move from the museum complex to the Convention Center at the California Center for the Arts. The convention center is located on the California Center for the Arts campus 600 feet from the Museum complex at the corner of Valley Blvd and Escondido Blvd. Attendees will still park in the large public parking lot and will be directed across the campus to the convention center.

The Convention Center is 9000 Square feet of space in a climate controlled, secure building. It is carpeted throughout and has large bathroom spaces for both men and women. There is a very large exterior hallway and a very large exterior courtyard.

Vendor opportunities!

We are changing our reservation plan. You will be able to choose the location on the vendor floor and the size table that you want. There are three sections that have prorated prices depending on location.

We have a new type of space for vendors who have a booth or set up they use and want floor space only  This is: Your space, Your tables, Your set up style. These spaces are 8 feet wide and vary in length.  They are all wall spaces.

What to do now:

  1. See the Vendor floor plan (2023-CCAE-CC_floor_plan)
  2. Choose a desired location on the vendor floor – Ready Set Tables or Your Space.
  3. Choose the size table you need.

Print out the Vendor Contract (2023-VGMS_GemShowContract) – the contract and the map will be updated monthly indicating which tables have been sold.  

Fill out the contract and indicate which table you want.  If you need help email: or