Regular meetings are held the third Thursday of each month except July and August at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA. 

Meetings start at 7:00 P.M., and feature an educational program about an aspect of lapidary, mineralogy or a related subject. 

Special annual events are featured at the March and October meetings. 

Lapidary Classes

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​​​Vista Gem & Mineral Society

VGMS offers a lapidary class that runs in eight-week sessions and meets at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA (2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.) on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9. Students learn to cut and polish stones, then add silversmithing skills that will allow them to use the stones to create beautiful jewelry. 

The classes are $75 per 8-week session, plus the cost of materials. This is an extremely popular class and fills quickly. For more information about availability, please call 760-576-8580 and leave a message. A volunteer will return your call. 

Membership in the Vista Gem and Mineral Society is open to anyone interested in mineralogy, gemology, and related educational subjects. 

Annual dues are $13 for individuals and $22 for families.