Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Inc.
24 Upland Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015
The Tuscarora Lapidary Society is a non-profit educational corporation, and Pennsylvania Purely Public Charity, organized to encourage and teach the science and art of lapidary (the cutting and polishing of gemstones), as well as the arts and sciences associated with lapidary interests.
Come explore gem cutting, jewelry making, and related arts and sciences with us.
We teach the journey from rocks to gems to jewelry.
The TLS Skill Improvement Program (S-K-I-P) was begun in 1964 as a way of providing members with the means, incentive, and recognition for the improvement of lapidary skills.
S-K-I-P began with two categories: cabochons and faceting. Today, the program has grown to nine categories: cabochons, faceted stones, spheres, carving, intarsia, jewelry intarsia, constructed jewelry, channel jewelry, and jewelry casting. There are three levels of achievement: Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master with progressively more rigorous standards.
An article on the TLS Skill Improvement Program appeared in Lapidary Journal, June 1968.
The current S-K-I-P booklet is available for download as a PDF file : S-K-I-P