Gem Engraving tools for Cameo carving

Gem Carving toolsThis photo shows a selection of tools for gem engraving. The carving points are made from mild steel and are set in a precision gem carving lathe. The tool is pressed against the stone and is coated with a diamond paste. This action removes material from the gemstone. The highly skilled gem engraver can create incredibly detailed designs into the stone using these tools.