lapidary

The word lapidary relates to precious stones, especially the things people do with them such as cut, polish, and set them in a fancy bracelet.

If you know someone who carves gems, engraves marble, or does other work with precious stones, then you know someone who does lapidary work. A lot of lapidary work involves making jewelry, but doing inscriptions in monuments is also lapidary. Someone who collects precious or rare stones has a lapidary hobby. You can also call a person who works with such stones a lapidary. Lapidary comes from the Latin word, lapis, for stone.

Definitions of lapidary
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adj of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them

“"the ring is of no lapidary value"- Lord Byron”
lapidary art”

n a skilled worker who cuts and engraves precious stones

Synonyms:
lapidist
Type of:
engraver
a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching

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

Synonyms:
lapidarist
Type of:
expert, pundit
a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

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