We tumble a lot of our own stones, especially the rare stones we are recognised for.
We polish all of our natural Pounamu/greenstone rocks. Many pendants, love hearts, pendulums and wands are made at the shop. Our range increases all the time as we become more skilled and more imaginative. We do repair work for our customers, antique shops and other retailers and we do custom work for several manufacturing jewellers, and of course, we make special one off items for our own customers. Anyone that would like to see how we polish and work the stones, are welcome to come to the workshop, (as long as Andrew is at the shop. He is there Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm.)
Lapidary (the art of cutting and polishing stone) is an ancient trade that sadly is adding to the number of dying crafts as people move more to the digital age. Few people take up the challenge of learning the patient art of lapidary.
Being the only manufacturing crystal shop, puts us in a unique position of being able to offer our customers an unparalleled range of rocks and manufactured items. We are endeavouring to keep our craft alive and plan to pass our skills and love of rocks and crystals on to a new generation.