San Diego Lapidary Society & Art Center

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Learn to identify and create cabochons

April 8, 2015 No Comments

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).