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Lapidary

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Roger Dunkin Lapidary

A renown craftsman, exceptionally skilled and talented, and recognised with many Industry awards, Roger invented and manufactured highly specialised machinery to perfect his work. His clients have ranged from Kings and Queens, Sultans and Sheiks, to Corporates and Museums, Private Collectors, Auction Houses and Fine Art dealers.

Lapidary (from the Latin lapidaries) is the practice of shaping stone, minerals, or gemstones into decorative items such as cabochons, engraved gems (including cameos), and faceted designs. A person who practices lapidary is known as a lapidarist. A lapidarist uses the lapidary techniques of cutting, grinding, and polishing. By extension, the term lapidary has sometimes been applied to collectors of and dealers in gems, or to anyone who is knowledgeable in precious stones.

Roger’s expertise has been applied to a wide range of work, but it generally includes: -

  • design and making items to order,

  • drilling, carving, and repairing damaged sculptures,

  • insurance company repair work,

  • re-cutting and re-polishing of scratched or damaged facetted stones,

  • repair and restoration of a wide range of gem encrusted Collector’s pieces,

  • re-polishing worn stones in rings, bracelets, or replacing them,

  • work on rare and valuable watches and clocks.

Please contact us for more details on info@helmsman8.com.

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