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How do you source your stones?

How do you source your stones? This is definitely my most frequently asked question! And also one of my favorite topics. The simple answer: mostly from amazing small businesses all over the Southwest, that I find on Instagram! The detailed answer: Some people think I cut my own stones, but unfortunately I do not. That is a whole other art world I would one day like to tackle, but for now I'm sticking to mastering the jewelry making process. I leave all of the stone cutting to lapidary artists. Lapidary is the art of working in stone. Basically, they take a rock or mineral and form it into the desired shape. I buy in cabochon form or "cabs". Cabs are stones cut and...

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