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Stone Polishing or Lapidary

The art of Lapidary is centuries old and not many people fully understand what actually goes into selecting, cutting, polishing and setting a stone in a piece of jewellery. This page has been made to show a number of stages in the making of a silver and Scottish agate pendant. 

1.Agate is cut & marked
   with desired shape                  2. Agate shape is ground out


3. Agate shape is wax mounted 4. First cabochon grinding stage
to allow freedom to work

5. Second cab grinding stage   6. Final cab grinding stage

7. Smoothing stage                    8. Polishing stage

9 .Polished stone on mount     10. Finished stone set in pendant



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