Above: Our well-equipped workshop enables members to take
advantage of classes and equipment to create items that reflect
their creativity.
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena, California
Renown expert Walt Wright educates
members with his hands-on display
and presentation of Petrified Wood  
and fossilized plants.
Our Monthly Meeting:
The Society meets the third Tuesday of each month
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - Doors Open at 6PM

While our website undergoes an update, more information
may be available at www.pasadenalapidary.org

Our Society is a member of
the California Federation of
Mineralogical Societies

and the American Federation
of Mineralogical Societies

Click on either of these
emblems shown above for
more information!
OUR MISSION - Since 1946:
The Pasadena Lapidary Society serves to educate its members  
and the community in mineralogy, earth sciences, and training
in the lapidary and jewelry arts – while promoting a policy of
sound mineral resource stewardship based on environmental
awareness and ethical behavior. The Society fulfills its mission
year-round  which may include field trips, lapidary workshops,
outreach presentations, public mineral displays, an annual
show, and our monthly informational meetings which are open
to the public.
.Dr. Aaron Celestian will be the guest speaker at the program meeting of the Pasadena Lapidary Society on Tuesday,
March 21, 2017. There is no fee to attend the meeting and the public is welcome!

Dr. Aaron Celestian, curator of gems and minerals at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles will give a talk entitled
"Living in a Mineral World", which is about minerals and the environment.
.Become a member of the Pasadena Lapidaray Society today !
Members Enjoy:
  • Monthly Workshops and Classes
  • Monthly Field Trips to Interesting Collecting Sites
  • Monthly Newsletter - "Rockhound Ramblings" - Full of club news,
    pictures, tips and information that you can use!  Read back issues
    of Rockhound Ramblings here.
  • A monthly Program Meeting with great speakers, presentations
    and a Door Prize Raffle.
  • Monthly activities and adventures.  Check this year's calendar,
    maps and photos on our Calendar Page.
  • Learning new skills, such as in our Beading Group.
  • Free admission and display case at our Annual Show!
Membership: Like what you see?  Would you and your family enjoy
earth sciences with the Pasadena Lapidary Society?  Click
complete the membership application and bring it to the next meeting!
Prospective members are required to attend three (3) Society events,
including and a tour of the workshop, prior to being accepted as a
If you have questions about the club, call Mark Nelson at (909)
996-1784 or visit the Contacts page, where you can get  additional
information about the Pasadena Lapidary Society, the earth
sciences relating to gem, rock and mineral collecting.   
Society President
Ellen Ferrell

Contact our
Our Youth:
Our youth are the future of our Society! We have an
active program that includes our youth in all of our
activities during which they are trained supervised by a
responsible adult.  Our Junior members regularly
participate in field trips, work shops, displays at our
annual show and presentations at meetings and
community events!.
Above:  At the statewide California Federation Show in Pomona our
members won top awards for their competitive displays and original written
articles.  The Pasadena Lapidary Society was awarded the Sweepstakes
Award for having the most blue-ribbon awards for any single club!

Left to right: Danielle S, Tanner S, Paolo S, Linda Nelson, Jennifer N and
Mark Nelson.
Field Trip to Cerro Gordo. What an experience at one of California's
last ghost towns!  The Society regularly seeks out areas of historic
When we are not having fun doing lapidary activities we are having
fun doing something else!   Each year we have a family picnic in a
local park.
The Pasadena Lapidary Society is a registered non-profit
educational society.  We meet each month, except December,
at 6:45pm on the 3rd Tuesday in the Donald Wright Auditorium
of the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street,
Pasadena, California.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.   In December
we meet for a holiday party, awards and installation dinner.  
Watch for details in the club's newsletter!
Enjoy Our Interesting Programs and Speakers at the Monthly
Program Meeting. Visitors are always welcome at our
meetings!  Bring a friend, colleague or family member --
ANYONE who shares a passion for gems, minerals or fossils!
The Pasadena Lapidary Society
Earth Science Education Since 1946
Field Trip:
Dottie Jacobs finds a large
chalcedony rose on the road
to the Thulite collecting area.
Field Trip:
A horned toad among
the jasper at Lavic
Field Trip:
A colorful start to our
field trip at Lavic Siding
Field Trip:
Jennifer Jang's Lavic
jasper was covered with
tiny crystals.
This year the American Federation of
Mineralogical Societies named the
Pasadena Lapidary Society
as the BEST lapidary club
in North America !
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Derived from the Latin granatus (seed), or pomum granatum
(pomegranate), this month’s crystal  birthstone resembles a
red seed. Mona Ross s
poke about the Garnet and its uses in
jewelry and industry at this month’s program meeting.
Teaching skills to a new
All American
#1 Gold
Arches National Park is a landscape of contrasting
colors, land forms and textures unlike any other in
the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone
arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles,
massive fins and giant balanced rocks.

At our January meeting Pasadena Lapidary Society
member Mary Kirmil explain
ed her first-hand
exploration of this red-rock wonderland of amazing
Mary Kirmil is a lapidary
and mineral artist with a
flair for exploring unusual
places! Among her special
interests is sharing her
love of pink minerals -- as
she does in this photo of
Mary forming and
polishing a rose quartz
heart at PLS show.