The Florida Society of Goldsmiths first met on a campus of the university of South Florida on January 15, 1984, for the purpose of "forming an educational non-profit group to provide workshops, lectures, shows and related activities of interested jewelers and related crafts". Nine people who attended and selected Phil London, president, Richard Miller, vice president, Brenda Osborne, secretary, and Edward Borow, treasurer. The group quickly grew to a membership of 40 and the society became a Florida corporation on December 21, 1984. Tax exempt status was acquired the following year, September 1985.
In 1989, FSG reorganized into a local chapter structure to better serve the widely disbursed membership. Six chapters are now in effect: Northeast, Northwest, South, Southeast, Southwest, West Coast. Members who reside out of state and abroad are members at large. These chapters provide workshops and educational programs for members around the country. Each chapter is governed by a board of directors elected from chapter members. The statewide organization coordinates the activities of the chapters and has a board of directors consisting of representatives from all of the chapter