The San Diego Lapidary Society is a member organization dedicated to the advancement of Earth Science by stimulating interest in and encouraging the study of Geological and Mineral Science, and Lapidary related Arts. Come and join in the fun and see what all of our members are doing.


Definition: lapidary (the word means “concerned with stones”) a lapidary is an artisan who practices the craft of working, forming and finishing stone, mineral, gemstones, and other suitably durable materials (amber, shell, jet, pearl, copal, coral, horn and bone, glass and other synthetics) into functional and/or decorative, even wearable, items (e.g. cameos, cabochons, and more complex facetted designs).