Greg and Sarah Graupp's Profile
My name is Greg and story begins in Pennsylvania, where I have lived all my life. My father, Fred Graupp, began cabbing in 1967 when I was just 8 years old. Although he is an electrician by trade, over the years he became well known in the Northeastern United States for his lapidary skills. Growing up, I would work beside him, cabbing a few stones here and there as a hobby.
During that time, Dad was always on the lookout for newly discovered minerals and has accumulated a vast inventory of various mineral species which he now shares with me. This allows me to keep my prices low for these hand cut and polished cabochons.
In 2002, being a bit older, wiser, and did I mention older, I left my career as a forklift mechanic and began cutting and cabbing minerals full time, honing my skills under my Dad's watchful eye. I mostly sold my cabochons and mineral slabs at Gem and Mineral Shows, then…
- Joined June 5, 2012