The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Avenue in Wilder Park
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
630.833.1616The Lizzadro Museum presents the beauty of stone in the form of art objects, mineral specimens, gems and gem materials. This unique collection of lapidary art displayed at the Lizzadro Museum serves as a center for the appreciation of lapidary art and the promotion of the study of earth science.
Lapidary Art DisplaysThe Lizzadro Museum displays over 233 pieces of jade and hard stone carvings featuring several internationally famous pieces. Included in the collection is a nephrite jade imperial alter set from the Ming Dynasty
History of Lapidary ArtLapidary is the art of cutting and polishing stone. Lapidary began in pre-history as a means for fashioning tools and weaponry from stone. Then the art became refined for making articles for personal adornment. Carving stones became characteristic of many cultures throughout the world. Faceting is mainly used on transparent or translucent stones to enhance the reflection of light passing through a stone causing the stone to sparkle with color. Cabochon cutting is the technique
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art of ChicagoThe Museum is located just west of downtown Chicago in Wilder Park of Elmhurst. The Museum Gift Shop is located in the lower level of the Lizzadro Museum. The shop is exclusively dedicated to stone items and educational books on rocks and minerals, fossils, lapidary art and related topics. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For further information call: 630-833-1616.
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