Nestled in the scenic North Georgia mountains, the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts offers a wide range of classes and workshops for students of all levels. With experienced instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and a supportive community, the school has a long-standing reputation as a leading institution in the field of lapidary arts and jewelry making […] Read more

A lapidary saw is a machine that cuts gemstone material with an abrasive saw blade. Generally, lapidary saws feature a motor-driven diamond abrasive blade, a vise or clamp to hold the stone, a material feed mechanism, and a lubrication system. Visit a lapidary shop and typically you’ll see a slab saw and a trim saw. […] Read more

Whether you are a rockhound, gem and mineral collector, jewelry maker or simply someone who appreciates a beautiful gemstone, you are sure to encounter the field of lapidary. Have you ever wondered how to shape, smooth and polish gemstones or semi precious stones? In a nutshell, that’s what lapidary is. It’s the process of shaping […] Read more