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john cardall · October 21, 2018 at 11:31 am


I have an old turquoise belt buckle and the turquoise stone has a tight line or crack running through it. Can his be repaired with some kind of lapidary glue?

    SDlapidary · November 3, 2018 at 10:51 am

    You can try super glue to stabilize it without removing from the buckle. Other than that, you would have to remove the stone from the buckle, glue it together with epoxy, sand and re-polish it, the put it back in the buckle.

Holly Parkhill · October 24, 2018 at 11:03 am

Hello I am interested in taking a lost wax casting course. Can you please let me now of availability and cost?

We have some equipment, and I would love to learn how to use it properly.
Thank you.

    SDlapidary · November 3, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Thank you for your interest in learning about lost wax casting. We do not have any scheduled classes right now, but you may come in and talk with Andy on either Monday evenings 6-9 or Saturday mornings 9-noon.
    Our membership is open to those interested in the lapidary arts.

Mary Cullinan · October 30, 2018 at 7:48 am

I’m visiting San Diego soon and I love to rock hound. I’m wondering if there are any legal places that are good for rock hounding. If there are can you tell me what rocks are common to the area?
Thank you

kristin · September 7, 2019 at 6:44 pm

is it still possible to become a member of SDLS?

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