Rick Olmstead

Rick prefers not to specialize in any single aspect of the Lapidary Arts, but to explore the entire field.

As the son of a professional photographer and having a visually oriented psyche, the wondrous patterns and colors of agates and other rocks fascinated him from a very young age. That fascination nearly brought him to pursue a degree in Geology, but an interest in the field of metalwork took precedence and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education.

This strong interest and background in stones and metalworking together later proved to be the perfect combination for a future in the Lapidary and Jewelry Arts.  He now makes his entire living in the jewelry field and although he continues to cut stones for their own sake, most of them end up in his own finished jewelry.



Rick Olmstead


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