Thank You for your interest in the South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society!

Each member steps up to do their share – We look to every member for support of club activities, functions, and events. Membership is open to persons with an interest in rocks, minerals, gems, Earth sciences, lapidary, jewelry making, related areas of crafts or collecting, and a general desire to spend time with other enthusiasts.

socgems at the sc art fair2 2017
socgems at the sc art fair 2017
socgems auction 2017
Ani Serratos and Aaron Celestian at a socgems meeting

Field Trips

Rock Lovers grab your hammers – let’s get out and EXPLORE!
Join us for single and multiple day field trips to educational events, rock hunting excursions, and more.

Lapidary Classes

Learn to cut, polish, and engrave stones and gems for jewelry making. Members have access to the equipment and the professionals!


Club members have access to many learning opportunities including expert guest speakers, skills demos, an extensive lending library, and more.