Tuscarora Indian intarsia

Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Inc.
24 Upland Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015

The Tuscarora Lapidary Society is a non-profit educational corporation, and Pennsylvania Purely Public Charity, organized to encourage and teach the science and art of lapidary (the cutting and polishing of gemstones), as well as the arts and sciences associated with lapidary interests.

Come explore gem cutting, jewelry making, and related arts and sciences with us.

We teach the journey from rocks to gems to jewelry.


agate bowl intarsia demonstration wax model for silver ring metal forming demonstration faceted gem wire wrapping demonstration


channel jewelry
beading demonstration
ocean jasper cabochon
wire wrap pendant
silversmithing demonstration



The Fall 2016 Class Schedule for the TLS Education Center is now available. The Fall Class Registration Deadline is Friday, September 2, 2016. For class and workshop schedule, directions, and registration forms, click HERE)

General Meetings. The public is welcome.

September 14, 2016: Member William Donaldson will give a presentation on Geology and careers in Geology. Included will be illustrations from his long and varied career---blasting included.

October 12, 2016: The October meeting will be a Silent Auction. We ask members to bring lapidary items to the auction.. We need your items to make this auction a big success. Items from the recent donations will also be auctioned.

November 9, 2016: Ted Daeschler, Ph.D., of the Academy of Natural Sciences, of Drexel University will present a talk on his experiences in exploring Pa road cuts in search of Devonian fish.  Fossilized of course.

December 14, 2016: December will be the TLS general meeting and elections followed by the annual holiday celebration. You will be able to sample delightful pastries and other offerings from your fellow members and they will look forward to sampling the special food that you bring.

(For program descriptions, time and location, click HERE)

GEMARAMA 2016 - November 5 & 6, 2016
***Hall D at the Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center at OAKS, PA***
(For detailed information on our annual show, click HERE)


Weekend Lapidary Workshops - Cabochons. TLS is partnering again with Main Line School Night to offer our basic cabochon cutting and polishing course at the TLS Education Center in a weekend workshop format. Our fall weekend cabochon workshop is scheduled for October 22-23 (MLSN course number HC61007). Registration is through Main Line School Night. Click HERE for the MLSN website. Then click on "Browse Courses by Topic". At the top of that new page, enter HC61007 into the Search box, and click on Search. That will take you to the registration page for our workshop. Detailed workshop information will be sent to registered students a couple weeks before each workshop. We look forward to seeing you.