Learn to cut Cabochons in beautiful Florence Italy 

Course Description:

This course is intended for beginners and advanced students.

Beginners students will learn the art of lapidary, cutting and polishing gemstones that can be used to make beautiful jewelry. Using diamond-based lapidary equipment, each student will make 3-5  finished gemstones. No prior experience is required.

Advanced students and those that have taken a similar course before will advance in their knowledge working with a larger range and more challenging lapidary materials as well as more complex shapes.

Participants 1 or 2 students per class. Unlike many other courses you will receive a lot of individual attention, Denise will personally follow you through your discovery of Gemstone cutting with passion and patience.


Instructor: Denise Copp 


All safety equipment, rough stones and lapidary equipment are provided.

Course Content:

Pre-forming rough stones

Cutting cabochons and geometric stones.
Flat lapping and polishing.
Gemological characteristics and how they affect stone cutting.

Health and safety. 

Equipment technology, the safe use and operation of lapidary equipment.

Course Dates and Times

Course Price - €300 / 12 hours

Course Price Express - €150 / 6 hours

4 day course 3 hours per day total 12 hour​

Choose from morning or afternoon classes

​Morning Class 10 am - 1 pm​

Afternoon Class 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Participants 1 or 2 students per class. 

March - 2021 No Class

April -    2021- beginners Class - dates - 12 - 15 / 20 - 23 /26 - 29     

May -     2021 - beginners Class - dates - 4 - 7 / 11 - 14 / 18 - 21 

June -    2021 - beginners Class - dates - 1 - 4 / 8 - 11 / 15 - 18

July - express weekend course Dates coming soon! 

August - express weekend course dates coming soon!

September - Dates coming soon!

If you are coming to Florence and these dates don't work

with your vacation please send me an email:

and I will see if I can make some changes for you always happy to cut stones. 

DC Artisan Jeweler

Via Matteo Palmieri

20/R Firenze 50122



You can secretly hear her talking to the gems as she polishes them, telling them how beautiful and loved they are going to be.

The Gems

Welcome to our site dcartisanjeweler, we look forward to seeing you in our jewelry shop in Florence Italy

Via Matteo palmieri 20R Firenze Italia 50122

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