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Who is SUVA?

We are Chad & Amanda, a family from the Midwest who stumbled into rocks and lapidary while out-and-about with our first dogs - and SUVA's namesake - in tow, Suey (she oinked) and Nova. That's us now, up there ☝️... Nova to the right and the crystal blue-eyed Charlie on the left. During a long day out hunting for geocaches we were lured to an unassuming shop named Spencer Lapidary at the intersection of two rural state highways just outside a small town. Spencer was famous in the area for spheres! We walked in and were immediately hooked and fell headfirst into tumbling, cabbing, slabbing, and sphere-making. Gems shows and old homemade machines consumed our free time and gradually coated everything around us in a fine layer of silica. When we aren't working or playing with rocks, Chad spends a bunch of time tearing around on a bicycle all over the area while Amanda sings her heart out with her friends from all over the world to unwind.

Through it all, we've both loved and hated some lapidary equipment along the way of our journey through a rusty parade of muck-filled saws with seized nuts and bearings, old spliced-together tattered power cords, and hours spent chasing scratches on that wobbly expando drum. We've fled from a fair number of restoration projects we couldn't conquer... bleeding, dirty, and defeated. To spare you some of that questionably enjoyable adventure, here's the best we've encountered... rust-free and uncomplicated.

Chad & Amanda
SUVA Lapidary, LLC
PO Box 6819, Kokomo IN 46904

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