Lapidary

A lapidary (lapidarist, lapidarius) is an artist or artisan who forms stone, minerals, or gemstones into decorative items such as cabochons, engraved gems, including cameos, and faceted designs. The primary techniques employed are cutting, grinding, and polishing. Carving is an important, but specialised technique. Hardstone carving is the term us...
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lapidary

An individual who facets gemstones as a trade, and the shop of such an individual. Also used in adjective form when relating to gems.
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lapidary

An individual who facets gemstones as a trade, and the shop of such an individual. Also used in adjective form when relating to gems.
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Lapidary

• (n.) An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones. • (n.) A virtuoso skilled in gems or precious stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work. • (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones, or engraving on stones, either gems or monuments; as, lapidary ornamentation. • (a.)...
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lapidary

noun an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them
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lapidary

adjective of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them; `the ring is of no lapidary value`- Lord Byron; `lapidary art`
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Lapidary

[text] A lapidary is a text, often a whole book, giving `information about the properties and virtues of precious and semi-precious stones`, that is to say a work on gemology. Lapidaries were very popular in the Middle Ages, when belief in the inherent power of gems for various purposes was widely held, and among the wealthy collecting jewe...
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Lapidary

Lap'i·da·ry noun ; plural Lapidaries . [ Latin lapidarius , from lapidarius pertaining to stone: confer French lapidaire .] 1. An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones. 2. A virtuoso skilled...
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lapidary

A person who cuts and polishes gemstones
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lapidary

gem-cutter
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lapidary

lapidary 1. Concerned with stones.2. A specialist who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems or precious stones.
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lapidary

the craft of forming shapes, items, gemstones from rocks & minerals
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lapidary

[adj] - of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them 2. [n] - an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them 3. [n] - a skilled worker who cuts and engraves precious stones
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