Instructor: Beverly House

A beginning level class. Cut slabs of stone and polish into dome shaped forms to produce gems worthy of setting into brooches, rings, or necklaces! This cabochon (cab) cut produces an evenly curved surface in a range of shapes. Learn stone identification, proper use of equipment, and how to produce a finished cab, using the proper grinding wheels. Students will begin the process with agate or quartz – great for rock hounds! Stones, equipment, and other supplies for use during class are included in the class fee.

Sundays [5 weeks] January 30 – February 27: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:      NC State Students – $95     Public- $150      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

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Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of  payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.


To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.