A Gemstone Faceting
Faceting is the art and skill of taking a rough piece of gemstone and
creating a stone with flat planes (facets) suitable for jewelry. Learn to use a Raytech Shaw faceting machine to grind and polish precision facets on a transparent gemstone. You’ll learn machine setup and care, and proceed step-by-step to the completion of a brilliant-cut stone. Brian will show you lots of tips and tricks learned over his years as a professional stonecutter, to help make your introduction to faceting a sparkling success! Please bring magnifying eyewear (Opti-visor) and a jeweler’s loop (or borrow one of Sawtooth’s). You’ll love the small class size and brand new equipment. Suitable gemstone material and faceting equipment are provided. Class may be repeated to improve your skills, learn advanced cutting designs, and realize more practice time. (age 14 to adult)
Sawtooth thanks the Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club for their establishment of a scholarship to support students wishing to attend courses in lapidary arts at Sawtooth. The Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club (Paul Burton and Dick Hartz) Lapidary Arts Scholarship is now available. Interested students should apply using the Sawtooth scholarship form online.