Lapidary Arts was founded in 1976 at Olla Podrida (a wonderful artisan's mall that was located in Dallas). A lapidary is a precious stone cutter-one who takes the rough gem, cuts and polishes it, and creates the finest quality stone that can be.
This store represents a lifelong commitment by owner Rick Otte to acquire the finest quality and most complete selection of natural gems anywhere-and he's done just that! We have an extensive selection of natural emeralds, natural sapphires, natural rubies, and Australian opals, all at your fingertips!
It is a well known fact that the extraordinary is often backed by passion. Rick and his staff love to create the one-of-a-kind pieces that set the store apart from the ordinary. The original creations are meant to be heirlooms and family treasures for generations. Each item is created with the idea of beauty, function, and longevity.
The experts at Lapidary Arts will offer you a fresh approach to your custom jewelery needs.