With a cutting machine, it is possible to make hundreds of gift tags for a fraction of the cost of store-bought versions, and have unlimited design options. To personalize the tags, one can include portraits of the gift recipient or images of their favorite hobbies.
A rock hammer is one of the tools gemologists use for cutting rough stones. "Large Ammonite" by GorissenM is licensed under CC By-SA 2.0 Making Smaller Pieces. In all fields of lapidary, you'll need to take large pieces of stone and turn them into useful, smaller sized pieces.