Stone work on dress material is an age old romantic art which uses decorative stitching in a palette of colors to create rich exclusive designs. A stone can be used alone as a centerpiece or as part of a large and varied pattern. Stone work initially involved a time-consuming process of stitching precious or semi- precious stones by hand. Later came shuttle embroidery, followed by machines that continued the same. Computers are used at present for mass production of embroidered designs.