David A. Day and Beth Prussia Day

We would like to share a few pictures, some info, our interests, etc, with a special welcome to those of you who somehow happen to bumble here like Alice down a computer hole, but out of extreme uncontrollable curiosity choose to stay and find out just what a guy who "beats up rocks for a living" and his lapidary artist, retired dangerous goods specialist wife might have up their internet sleeves.

Friday, July 26, 2013


I have very mixed feelings about offering this little gem for sale as it is arguably a Lake Superior Agate that I carved into a very sensual – perhaps even erotic looking heart. If you spend enough time collecting along the Mississippi River and on the more and more rarely exposed gravel bars, you will eventually find the elusive Lake Superior Agate, but rarely are they as large as this piece.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Free-form Cabochons

Beth completed a really fine selection of precious and semiprecious gemstones yesterday. They are still on the dop sticks she uses to hold them while she shapes and polishes them. The diamond polishing wheels she uses to grind and finish them wet on her lapidary machine are also pictured.