Lapidary for Beginners: Step by Step Guide to Tumbling, Cutting, Faceting (How to Find and Identify Gems Precious Minerals Geodes and Fossils (Paperback)

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Lapidary for Beginners: Step by Step Guide to Tumbling, Cutting, Faceting (How to Find and Identify Gems Precious Minerals Geodes and Fossils (Paperback)

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The fact that you want to know more about gemstone cutting means you already have the motivation needed to start turning your dream into a reality. During the lapidary became a popular hobby in the United States.

Gemstones are naturally beautiful, but you can make them glisten and shine. This beginner's guide covers all the techniques you need to know: tumbling, cutting, face polishing and more. By following the simple steps approach in this book, you'll create finished stones worthy of displaying, selling or making into jewelry.


In this book, you will learn:

  • The history of lapidary and how it has evolved over the years
  • The importance of studying your rough rocks
  • The tumbling process and how to turn dull pieces into glistening gems
  • The steps involved in turning rocks into cabochons, curved and faceted pieces
  • The qualities and qualifications which you need to be great at this art
  • The skills involved in identifying and handling precious stones
  • And much more


If lapidary was something that you have always wanted to do but you have been putting it off because you are not sure you can create professional and breathtaking pieces that will take the world by storm, worry no more. All you need to do is allow this book to prove that, indeed, it can be done by someone who is just starting

Product Details ISBN: 9781778247682
ISBN-10: 1778247687
Publisher: Andrew Zen
Publication Date: June 7th, 2023
Pages: 162
Language: English