Lapidary for Sale | Lapidary Equipment and Supplies
There are a variety of techniques for working with rough stones and crystals. But the first step is to find the right material. That’s why we love finding unique pieces for lapidary art for our customers. And we always try to source material that has a lot of potential. Our inventory of lapidary stones can be used for all types of projects—whether you’re interested in tumbling gemstones, cabbing crystals, carving stones, or any other special creation!
In many ways, lapidary is just as much of a science as it is an artform. For starters, you need specific tools to actually work the material. Even if it’s just a basic rock tumbler, certain skills are involved. You’ll have to know when to change the grit level or how long to keep different stones tumbling for the best results. Cutting and polishing in the lapidary field gets even more intense with other hands-on techniques. Then the artistic eye comes into play.
Understanding how to use lapidary equipment isn’t really enough to create one-of-a-kind pieces. For example, when working a faceting machine, the lapidary artist needs to be able to think through the different options for how to cut the stone. It’s only by seeing all of the possibilities that they can reach the best decision. You might also say that this involves “listening” to how the stone itself wants to be cut. Approaching the lapidary process with both technical skill and intuition helps ensure you have a beautiful result every time.
Some people stick to tumbling stones. Others enjoy creating crystal pyramids or cubes. All of these can be wonderful display pieces. It’s also a lot of fun to use lapidary stones and crystals for jewelry making. By starting with the rough crystals and stones, you give yourself total freedom with the project. It truly becomes your own.
We hope you can find some wonderful inspiration from our lapidary material collection! The inventory here is constantly growing and changing, so please be sure to check back often.