‘They are not serious’ was the lapidary verdict on ‘the Europeans’ delivered to me by George F. Will over a stately breakfast in a Washington hotel.
The symposium will bring together professionals and amateurs who mine, collect, research, curate and display, and engage in the lapidary and jewelry use of gem materials from the Rocky Mountain area.
While their lives overlapped for only one year, they were both masters of clear, witty insight, and they both wrote in a brilliant lapidary English.
For one, iron minerals, as such, do not have the allure of native copper and silver, and it's difficult to compete with the beauty and uniqueness of datolite nodules for the lapidary .
However it is still a good play, with a lapidary style and some interesting and original thematic concerns and imagery that are forcibly stressed.
Pétain's lapidary comment on 1940 was: ‘too few children, too few arms, too few allies.’
It combines his lapidary style with considerable learning and eagerness.
He began with lapidary work, but after being introduced to micromounting by Micromounters Hall of Fame member Phil Evanoff, he was captured by the beauty he saw under the microscope.
Meanwhile Mr Musonda said two local companies were interested in setting up lapidary centres for the cutting and polishing of gemstones at the exchange which would add value to the stones.
Clamping pieces against grinding and polishing lapidary wheels helped to achieve virtually perfect ‘mirror’ finishes.