This project aimed to produce an educational material on contemporary gemstone design and to sensitize participants of workshops in four regions in brazilian gemstone producing provinces of Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul for the employment of these techniques.

The Manual is an unprecedented educational material in the country, which contains research results on the different possibilities of processing of gemstones, allowing to disseminate this philosophy with the theoretical background necessary.

The project was commissioned in partnership between the Brazilian Ministry of Mining (SGM-MME), Institute of Gems and Precious Metals (IBGM) and Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises (SEBRAE).

Click on the image below to download a copy of de Lapidary Design Manual, in portuguese.

IBGM