About us

Lapidaus is an Australian private and independent lapidary studio, specialising in gem-cutting. Operated in South Canberra by Ivan Bullock, it transforms rough gems on vintage faceting equipment, traditional cabbing hardware, simple rotary tumblers and other shaping and carving tools.

Lapidaus focuses on hunting, cutting and finishing legally-sourced and untreated Australian stones, many of which are hand-fossicked and collected by ourselves at sites around NSW and VIC, or purchased through a network of friendly gem dealers, mine owners and other lapidary organisations.