Gems by the Sea

Gems By The Sea

September 28th and 29th, 2024, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building,
801 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

$5 Admission (Children 12 and under free).

Free parking

The show will feature dealers selling a fantastic array of gems, minerals, fossils, carvings, jewelry, beads, jade, crystals, meteorites, lapidary and metaphysical items. There will demonstrations of jewelry-making and lapidary crafts.

For updates and to see information about vendors, please check out the Gems by the Sea Facebook page.


Dealer Information

“Gems By The Sea” is an entirely indoors show, so the total number of tables available for dealers is limited. Dealer space for the September 2024 show is sold out.  If interested in being on the waitlist for consideration if there are cancellations, provide the requested information.

Dealer participation in the show is by invitation only. Typically our dealer space is full months before the show and there is a waiting list.  We attempt to have quality materials offered and a balance in the varieties and prices.  In addition, preference is given to local area artisans who have unique materials.

If you would like to be considered for an invitation to participate as a dealer, please email and include the following:

  •                 Name, Address, Phone and Email
  •                 Business Name
  •                 Website URL (including options like Facebook, Instagram, Etsy )
  •                 Description of materials you would be offering and other information you believe relevant
  •                 Three or more photos of your materials
  •                 Photo of your booth at other shows if available

Please make sure that the photos are large enough to see the merchandise and details of your display.  800 x 600 pixels would be a minimum.  Photos sized for text messages are often not adequate.


Here is the list of dealers who were at the 2023 show.



Do you have a lapidary related craft that you can demonstrate to the public? We would like to have two to four demonstrations during the show hours. The show provides demonstrators a 3″ by 8′ covered table for their use. And if you have a valid seller’s permit, you may sell you craftwork during the show.

If this sounds like something you can do anywhere from half a day to both days, email with details along with any special needs your demonstration might have.