BY Sherry Lewis
It’s a rock hound’s dream come true. It’s a place where people come to stay one week or longer. There are lodges and campsites; there is a cafeteria, and there are dedicated hobbyists who make it possible for many others to enjoy the fruits of their knowledge.
The Williams Holland School of Lapidary Arts, in Young Harris, offers a wide variety of classes on how to turn rough gems into family keepsakes. People come from near and far to learn the trade or to get more proficient at the art of cutting and polishing stone. While it may have begun as a necessity to make tools and weapons from stones, now it has evolved as into much more.
We stopped by on a recent trip to northeast Georgia and were amazed at what transpires at the school situated near the Georgia-North Carolina border. I was so impressed by the magnificent creations made from cutting and polishing gemstones, then setting them into metalwork of their own creation.
[Full Story »]