Roger in the Press

Posted on the 13th June 2011

Roger Dunkin, who works in our lapidary, was recently interviewed for the Financial Times ‘The Job’ section, to give a brief insight into the working life of a stone cutter. Roger related many stories arising from his vast experience in the trade, including one about making ‘white agate fillings for a dentist’s patient who was allergic to metal’. Roger also passed on an excellent tip for those handling gems: “Look on every stone as a piece of glass. If you stop to think how much it’s worth you could develop shaking-arm syndrome – which in this business can be fatal”.