~ Gemboree 2023 ~ 

Are you a lover of gemstones, minerals, fossils, crystals, and jewellery? Then mark your calendars for Gemboree 2023 – the premier gem, mineral, and fossil show in Australia. Hosted by the Queensland Lapidary and Allied Craft Clubs Association Incorporated (QLACCA), under the auspice of the Australian Federation of Lapidary and Allied Crafts Association (or AFLACA), Gemboree promises to be an exhilarating experience for everyone – whether you’re a gem collector, gem enthusiast or gift hunter!

About Gemboree 2023

Gemboree 2023 is the Australian National Gem and Mineral Show. It is an annual event held in a different state around the nation. This year, it will be held in Dayboro, Queensland and brings together some of Australia’s foremost lapidary and gemstone dealers, tailgaters, and market stalls. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with experts in the field and gain insights into their craft. And of course, there’ll be minerals, jewellery, gemstones and beads for sale.

The Best Selection of Gemstones, Minerals, and Fossils

Get ready to feast your eyes on a wide range of gemstones, minerals, fossils, crystals, jewellery, and tools on display at Gemboree 2023.

Make sure to drop by our stand! Desert Fire Designs will be showcasing our exquisite collection of premium quality handcrafted gem pieces, including Gold in Quartz, Marra Mamba Tiger Eye and Gold in Ironstone, just to name a few. We also have an exclusive suite of finished jewellery items made by artisan designers which feature our beautiful gemstones. You have to come and see it in person. These one-of-a kind pieces will mesmerise you at first glance!

Desert Fire Designs: Gold In Quartz from Western Australia  Gemboree 2023 advert  Gemboree 2023 booklet cover

Gemboree 2023: Talk by Murray Thompson

Did you know…Gemboree 2023 also has live demonstrations and lectures. Experts in the field will be conducting talks throughout the event.

Don’t miss Murray Thompson (Desert Fire Design’s founder) for his captivating talk, “Green & Gold – WA Chrysoprase & Gold in Quartz” where he will delve into the beauty and rarity of Western Australia’s Chrysoprase and Gold in Quartz.

In this 45-minute presentation, you’ll discover the rich history, geology, and intricate lapidary techniques that make these unique gemstones so sought-after.

With years of experience in the industry, Murray is renowned for sourcing and cutting some of the most exquisite gemstones from Western Australia and around the world. Don’t miss your chance to learn from a true master of the craft. After the talk, Murray will be available for a 15-minute Q&A session, where you can ask him any questions you have about his work and the lapidary industry.

  • Topic: “Green & Gold – WA Chrysoprase & Gold in Quartz”
  • Presenter: Murray Thompson | Desert Fire Designs
  • Date: Saturday, 8 April 2023
  • Time: 2.30pm (AEST)

Gemboree 2023 Event Details

Gemboree 2023 is an event not to be missed for all gemstone collectors and enthusiasts. You’ll have the opportunity to meet experts, browse and shop for the best selection of gemstones, minerals, and fossils, view national competition showcase displays and entries, attend live demonstrations and lectures, participate in free activities, and enjoy delicious food and drinks.

Gather your family and friends and make your way to Gemboree 2023 over the Easter long weekend. Drop by our stand and say G’day to Murray. He loves to share his passion for lapidary artistry as well as the fascinating and unique stories that reveal the origins of his exquisite gems. See you soon!

Event Details:

  • Venue: Dayboro Showgrounds, Queensland
  • Address: 3512 Mount Mee Rd, Dayboro, QLD
  • Date: Friday, 7th April – Monday, 10th April 2023 (Easter long weekend)
  • Time: Fri 12pm – 4pm ; Sat & Sun 9am – 4pm ; Mon 9am – 3pm
  • Entry Fee: Adults $10; Concession & Students $5.00 (ID required); Children under 12 years FREE