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Keywords are: 'skill crafting lapidary gemcutting gems jems cutting jewels jewelry inlay jewellery' Skill: lapidary Lvl 12 Any (28%) (helpful) Requires: mining Profession Skill: gemcutting Lvl 20 Any (28%) (helpful) Requires: lapidary Profession lapidary help lapidary list lapidary check <stone> lapidary check <lapidary item> lapidary split <stone> lapidary powder <stone> lapidary create <item> <stone> lapidary add <stone> <item> stop The 'lapidary' skill allows you to work with many common types of stone. It is mostly used to create decorative objects such as cups, vases and plates, but you can also fashion stone clubs. You can fashion objects for other players by adding their name after the name of the item you wish to craft. The 'gemcutting' skill is a refinement of lapidary work. You can carve stone into rings, beaded necklaces, bracelets and gemstones. These gemstones can be mounted to forged jewelry, hilted weapons and various other crafted items to enhance their properties using the 'lapidary add' command. You can also inlay many types of unhewn stone into crafted items. Many hard gemstones, such are peridot, diamond, garnet, emerald, ruby, sapphire and topaz, cannot be made into lapidary objects, but can be cut into gemstones. You can use the 'lapidary check' command to see what kinds of lapidary stones you have in your inventory. Using lapidary check on a stone will give you an idea of what it can be made into, and possibly what kind of properties it may have. The 'lapidary split' command can be used to divide stones into two pieces. The odds of success are dependent on your lapidary skill and the hardness of the stone. Some of the stone's weight is lost when it is cut. This is especially noticeable on less massive stones. Stones that can only be cut into gemstones require the gemcutting skill to split. The 'lapidary powder' command can be used to crush ores into powder. These can be used for brewing potions. Certain kinds of pearls can also be added as gems, while gathered coral and mother-of-pearl can be inlaid. If you know gemcutting and bonecraft, you can inlay harvested bone onto certain crafted items such as crowns and goblets. If you know gemcutting and forge armor, you can inlay stone onto forged armor, though this can sometimes slightly decrease the ac of the piece. Before mounting a gemstone to an object, it is a good idea to 'appraise' the object first. The appraise command will give you a rough idea of how much more an object can be improved. Be aware that while you can mount gems onto lapidary jewelry, it will generally not yield as good of a results than it would with forged or woodcrafted jewelry. Having low dexterity or intelligence can cause you to make a mistake and crack a stone you are working on. A high intelligence can help when crafting with very hard gems, but your knowledge of lapidary and gemcutting has a biggest impact on success.



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