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Hi, my name is Barney, I am Lapidarious. This shop represents a lifetime of interest in and passion for the geological, gemological and mineralogical kingdom. I am in constant awe of the beautiful stones that nature has presented to us. My goal in Lapidarious is to bring those materials to you the jeweler.
I have a shop as well for rough lapidary materials and destash cabs here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LapidariousSlabsEtc
I am a goldsmith as well. I have a shop here on etsy for that:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Joyfulcrow
As a Jeweler myself, I know what you are looking for in fine mineral gems. I collect only the finest rough available, and cut only the filet of that stock to deliver unique and outstanding examples of a particular gemstone species. Most of my stones have a larger three dimensional profile than is typically found. It brings out the stones…

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  • Joined May 29, 2008

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Hi, my name is Barney, I am Lapidarious. This shop represents a lifetime of interest in and passion for the geological, gemological and mineralogical kingdom. I am in constant awe of the beautiful stones that nature has presented to us. My goal in Lapidarious is to bring those materials to you the jeweler.
I have a shop as well for rough lapidary materials and destash cabs here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LapidariousSlabsEtc
I am a goldsmith as well. I have a shop here on etsy for that:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Joyfulcrow
As a Jeweler myself, I know what you are looking for in fine mineral gems. I collect only the finest rough available, and cut only the filet of that stock to deliver unique and outstanding examples of a particular gemstone species. Most of my stones have a larger three dimensional profile than is typically found. It brings out the stones natural beauty better and adds depth to the jewelry item. Its also more work and hence can be more expensive than the run of the mill flat cab with a little rounding on the edges. You may be able to find cheaper stones, but you wont find better stones or better value. I dont compromise on quality. Neither should you.
I sell only natural stones. No man made items, no trade named, altered stones. All my materials are fully disclosed as to location (if known) and the rare occasion if any of them are treated with stabilizers, such as certain turquoises are.
I have acquired a large collection of rough over the years, including many obscure and hard to get materials. If you dont see what you're looking for just ask. I may not have it listed yet, or can cut you some right away.
The extra care my experience brings to these stones WILL make a difference in your creative efforts. Sides and back ALWAYS polished, so you can do a nice open backed setting or prongs to show all the beauty the stone has to offer.
Your artistic work deserves the finest available.
At Lapidarious that's what you get.
I stand behind all my work. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, return the stone within 7 days for a full refund.

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