The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Inc. is an organization with the purpose of increasing awareness and appreciation of the lapidary arts and sharing the knowledge of lapidary sciences and jewelry fabrication with the local community. The Guild is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.
We sponsor classes in both lapidary and jewelry fabrication, runs field trips and sponsor exhibitions such as the GEM MINERAL JEWELRY & FOSSIL SHOW, held annually at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
The Guild is a founding member of the Eastern Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies (EFMLS) [Region IV – Delaware, Maryland, DC and Virginia] and affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).
We are one of the few Guilds that operate and maintain a Member’s Workshop.
Our shop is fully equipped with slab and trim saws, multiple lapidary forming and polishing stations, torch soldering stations for metal working and jeweler’s benches equipped with Foredom style rotary tools.
We encourage you to be our guest at the next meeting, Introduce yourself and enjoy our program.