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The Stonecutter is owned and operated by David Blair and everything is made in Harrowsmith, Ontario which is just north of Kingston.

Canadian Minerals

canadian minerals, thulite, iron formation, blue chalcedony

Minerals from across Canada.

From the left, Thulite, Iron Formation and Blue Chalcedony

Regular pendants are all $28 Canadian. Taxes will be added where applicable. Pendants come with a cotton cord as well as information on the name of the mineral and where it is from. You can add a sterling silver snake chain for $16, for a total of $44.

World Minerals

Minerals from around the World,

From the left, Tree Agate, Ruby in Fuschite and Lapis Lasuli

Regular pendant are all $28 Canadian. Taxes will be added where applicable. Pendants come with a cotton cord as well as information on the name of the mineral and where it is from. You can add a sterling silver snake chain for $16, for a total of $44.

One of a kind Pieces

These two pendants are made from an Iron Formation from Labrador, Canada. One is bezel set and the other is in a prong setting. Prices are different for each piece.

Lapidary Process

Simple and elegant, Dave Blair's jewellery is inspired by and designed to reflect the stone's nature and quality.  And, as every stone is unique and cut free-hand, every piece of his jewellery is a one of a kind.  Rather than being mounted in a common bezel setting, it is encased in fine silver wire to highlight the stone's natural colours, shapes and patterns. After grinding the outside smooth and polishing the stone, he cuts a fine channel around the stone. This gives him a place to secure fine silver wire around it, twisting a loop at the top for the stone to hang like a pendant.  This technique helped to maintain the organic nature of the stone. Dave slices his rock much thicker than most other stonecutters do for a regular cabachon (dome shaped stone), and then cuts a variety of different shapes and polishes both sides. Because of the thickness of the slices, he cuts all of his rock himself.  He has about a dozen different kinds of minerals from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and British Columbia. Dave purchases rough rock regularly from Canadian sources, and he has purchased over a ton of rough rock from India.