Cabochon/Lapidary Class

Take advantage of the clubs lapidary class. Receive instruction on selecting cabbing rough and making a finished, polished, stone. The club has material for sale at reasonable costs or bring your own slabs. No experience required.

$5 will gets you 4 hours of access to the lapidary equipment which is located in the Richland area.

Must be a KGMS member in good standing.

Safety glasses are a must: a few safety glasses are available at the trailer for purchases.

For details and directions to the Lapidary equipment contact Dave Haas –

Dave asks that you provide at least 24 hour notice for use of the lapidary trailer. Dave’s phone number is 269-623-5909.

What is a Cabochon or "Cab"?


A cabochon (Cab-Oh-Shun), from the Middle French word caboche (meaning "head"), is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex (rounded) obverse with a flat reverse.