HETTIE'S Stone Cutting and Polishing, Custom-Made Item and Repair Workshop
16th of March, 2015
We tumble a lot of our own stones, especially the rare stones we are recognised for. We also polish all of our natural Pounamu/Greenstone rocks.
Many pendants, love hearts, pendulums and wands are made at the shop. Our range increases all the time as we become more skilled and more imaginative.
Repair Work and Custom-Made Items
We do repair work for our customers, antique shops and other retailers and we do custom work for several manufacturing jewellers, and of course, we make special one off items for our own customers.
Welcome to Our Workshop
Anyone that would like to see how we polish and work the stones, are welcome to come to the workshop, as long as Andrew is at the shop. (He is usually there Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm.)
The Art of Lapidary
Lapidary (the art of cutting and polishing stone) is an ancient trade that sadly is adding to the number of dying crafts as people move more to the digital age.
Few people take up the challenge of learning the patient art of lapidary.
The Only Manufacturing Crystal Shop
Being the only manufacturing crystal shop, puts us in a unique position of being able to offer our customers an unparalleled range of rocks and manufactured items.
We are endeavouring to keep our craft alive and plan to pass our skills and love of rocks and crystals on to a new generation.
Visit our Making Pendulums page for a photographed demonstration of how a beautiful hand-made pendulum is created in our workshop.