Lapidary Services - Gemstone Cutting/Polishing

Holts’ in-house lapidary department is a testimony to the best British gemstone cutting and design.  We cater for all designs from simple cabochons to complex carvings, drilling, polishing and faceting. Through our award-winning apprenticeship scheme, Holts has produced some of the finest craftspeople in the world.


Over the years, our lapidaries have cut a Star Sapphire weighing in at approximately 10,000 ct (the largest in the world at the time), restored artefacts for Queen Elizabeth which were damaged during the fire at Windsor Castle, and manufactured gemstones used in the Albert Memorial in Central London. Whether you are looking for a new design or a repair, rest assured that the finest quality lapidary work is to be found at Holts.