The Beginning of Lebanon Lapidary
This company was started 25 years ago by my father, Lyle Banks and his wife Margeret Banks. They started selling the items which consisted of cabs, some jewelry, rough petrified woods specimens and a few other things. In a 10/10 tent they went to different outside gem and mineral shows and through the years built up Lebanon Lapidary and now do some of the best G&M Shows in the northwest. With many awards and Ribbons they built a little into alot.
A few years ago Margeret passed and I stepped in to help my father travel around and do the shows. I ended up loving it. He has taught me, my sons and my brother how to work in the shop and produce some of the most beautiful pieces. In December 2011 my father announced his retirement. So we continue to dig,cut and polish just as he has taught us with of'course a little guidence here and there.
We feel proud to take over the business and hope we continue to make him proud.
Hope to see you at a show.
Patty, Dean, Colt and Jesse