Intro to Faceting - Distance Learning

The Intro to Faceting – Distance Learning course introduces you to the art of Gemcutting in the comfort of your own home.

About the Course

The Intro to Faceting – Distance Learning course allows you to begin the journey of gemcutting in an easy, step by step way. Starting with basic cutting theory, we will learn about the three steps of cutting a gemstone; preforming, cutting, and polishing.

The course is taught by IGT faceting instructor Justin K Prim. Over the course of three half-days, you will learn to preform, cut, and polish a gemstone from the comfort of your own home. During the class, we will cover the basic foundations of faceting and machines and then we’ll go through the process of cutting and polishing a modified round brilliant stone from start to finish.

This class provides an overview of what gem cutting is like and offers a sample of what to expect in our full two week Cutting and Recutting for Gem Business course.

 

 

Requirements for the Class

-Faceting Machine*
-Flat Dops + Wax + Superglue
-Rough Gemstone (ideally a clean 2-3 gram topaz)
-Preforming, Cutting, and Polishing Laps (preferably 360, 600, 1200, and a Batt lap with 0-2 diamond powder/oil slurry)
-Acetone and Alcohol
-10x Loupe
-Lamp
-Computer with webcam and microphone that can be set up at your faceting station

If you need to purchase a machine, laps, or accessories, we have a list of recommendations available here.

For an introductory video that shows everything you need to participate in this class, please watch here:

*This course will be taught on a Sri Lankan-made handpiece-style machine. If you are using a mast machine or a different type of handpiece, please have a working knowledge of the function of your machine before joining the class. If you are using a Jambpeg machine, this class is not appropriate for you.

Intro to Faceting - Distance Learning

The Intro to Faceting – Distance Learning course introduces you to the art of Gemcutting in the comfort of your own home.

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