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The Des Moines Lapidary Society (DMLS) was formed in 1955.  The mission of DMLS is to promote, enjoy, and develop the study and practices of the lapidary arts.  We are proud to be one of the very few such organizations in the United States to own the building where we have meetings and a full lapidary workshop.

Meetings are held monthly at the clubhouse from September through May on the first Saturday of the month (except holiday weekends).  A knowledgeable speaker presents some aspect of the arts and/or sciences of the identification, acquisition, and use of lapidary material; or techniques for mounting and display.  

The lapidary workshop has a full range of lapidary equipment including trim saws, rock saws, grinders, and cab machines.  Members of the club are welcome to use the equipment after they have been trained to use it safely.  Our workshop is open to members to work and learn.  A small metals shop is also available to members. Classes are available for learning wire-wrapping, beginning silversmithing, advanced lapidary, working with opals, and more.

   Mailing Address
Des Moines Lapidary Society
P.O. Box 470
Des Moines, IA 50302
   Meetings & Clubhouse
2608 24th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310
   Workshop Hours

Most Sat 10:00am to 4:00pm
Most Tue 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Most Thu 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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   Messaging Service

This option is being looked into currently.

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