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founded 1965

Who we are

The GVR Lapidary & Silversmith Club is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting hobbies for those who are interested in learning lapidary, silversmithing, and other jewelry crafts. The Club provides and operates three well-equipped facilities to provide instruction, workshops and an atmosphere conducive to the development and expansion of members’ talents.  Each Lapidary Center has a retail sales display for members’ handcrafted jewelry.

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Our programs

We offer a full range of classes taught by our experienced members at low cost to the Green Valley Recreation (GVR) community.

Our members serve as instructors and monitors in the workshops to guide new learners. GVR offers beginning lapidary classes of many types, and the Club offers continuing jewelry technique-building workshops.

See our classes and workshops

JOIN THE lapidary club

Become involved with a great group of people.

Be a Volunteer

"Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something."  

Do you want an opportunity to learn and experience more with the GVR Lapidary & Silversmith Club?  You can teach, assistant teach, be a monitor at one of the centers, serve on the board, be a committee member for our yearly money maker-- the Festival, and other committees. There are numerous other things we need volunteers for.  Contact our Volunteer Coordinator and we will explore the many ways you can fulfill your 12 hours of volunteering commitment with your Lapidary Membership.  Remember volunteers keep GVR Lapidary & Silversmith Club in existence.

Learn more about volunteering.


2023 Artisans Festival

Friday November 10th & Saturday November 11th at the GVR West Center

Festival Vendors

Registration: September 1 - October 14

Click here for the 2023 Application Form

Click here for the 2023 Policy Form (this form has been updated, please read carefully)

Promoting interest and education in lapidary, silversmith and other jewelry crafts for GVR members.



GVR Lapidary Club

PO Box 113,

Green Valley, AZ 85622

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