Monrovia Rockhound's Meeting Information
Although we search for speakers and sources that provide our members insight of the lapidary arts, geology, mineralogy, and other related fields please tell us what you would like to see at our activities.
We meet the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the basement of the United Methodist Church of Monrovia. Our entrance is nearest the corner of Ivy and Palm Avenues at the west end of the building and has handicapped access. Please, do not try to enter from the front of the building. Guests are always welcome at our general meetings Please come and share our love or rocks.
April 20, 2017 will be our Silent Auction. Perfect time to donate an extra rock, or white elephant. One person's "stuff" in another's Treasure. Come and find something you can't live without.
May 18,2017 Renee Newman, speaker. Jadeite and nephrite prices are continuing to reach record highs at jewelry auctions. Before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, nephrite was viewed more as a trinket than as a worthy jewelry material. However, that changed when the Olympic medals were inlaid with nephrite and people learned that nephrite jade was the original Chinese “stone of heaven.” Since then, jade prices have risen rapidly and the allure of nephrite jade in China has soared. Well known designers in the West like Todd Reed and Roberto Coin are using nephrite jade in high-end jewelry.