An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones.
A virtuoso skilled in gems or precious stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work.
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A lapidary (lapidarist, Latin: lapidarius) is an artist or artisan who forms stone, minerals, or gemstones into decorative items such as cabochons, engraved gems (including cameos ), and faceted designs. A lapidarist uses the lapidary techniques of cutting, grinding, and polishing. Hardstone carving requires specialized carving techniques.
Lapidary clubs promote popular interest and education in lapidary, the craft of working, forming and finishing stone, minerals and gemstones. These clubs sponsor and provide means for their members to engage in all forms of jewellery making, cabochon cutting and faceting, carving, glass beadmaking and craft work. The clubs also promote and facilitate healthy outdoor activities in the form of field trips to various fossicking locations for the purpose of collecting gemstones or mineral specimens. Lapidary is particularly popular in the United States of America and Australia where large numbers of clubs were formed in the 1950s and 1960s.
Mineral and Lapidary Museum
The Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County is a non-profit, volunteer -run museum in Hendersonville, North Carolina founded in 1997 at 400 North Main Street in the middle of the city's Historic District.
A doublet is a type of assembled gem composed in two sections. It is sometimes used to imitate other, more expensive gems.
Old English Lapidary
The so-called Old English Lapidary (Cotton Tiberius A.iii) is a 10th or 11th century Old English lapidary, a translation of older Latin glosses on the precious stones mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist is an American magazine dedicated to lapidary interests such as gemology, jewelry design, metalworking, mineralogy, rocks, and gemstones.
Lapidary Point (62°12′S 58°56′W ) is the southwest entrance point to Rocky Cove, Maxwell Bay, King George Island, Antarctica. It was named "Mys Kamennyy" (rocky cape) by G.E. Grikurov and M.M. Polyakov in 1968, following Soviet Antarctic Expedition surveys in the area. This was translated as Lapidary Point by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1978.
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