Practical Gemcutting Video Course

IGT’s Practical Gemcutting instructional video series is designed to allow you to learn the art of faceting in the comfort of your own studio.

About the Course

IGT’s Practical Gemcutting instructional video course is designed to allow you to learn faceting in the comfort of your own studio. The course is focused on the round brilliant design.  The 4 hour instructional video walks you through all the tools used for faceting including the handpiece-style faceting machine itself before delving into the specific techniques required for preforming, cutting, and polishing.

Practical Gemcutting Vol 1. goes through each step of the cutting process with close-up views of the stone at each stage.  The instruction is presented in a clear, step-by-step way that is easy for anyone to follow, for the absolute beginning to the seasoned cutter. Once you sign up for the video course, you can watch it over and over, as many times as you want over days, months, and years.

Vol. 1 Video Outline

  • Introduction to the Tools of Faceting
  • Introduction to the Handpiece-Style Faceting Machine
  • How to Balance the Handpiece
  • Reading the Diagram
  • Preforming by Hand and Handpiece
  • Cutting the Crown, Tier by Tier
  • Introduction to Polishing
  • How to Prep a Lap for Polishing
  • Polishing the Crown for Perfect Meetpoints
  • Transferring by Hand
  • Cutting the Pavilion
  • Pavilion Polishing
  • Undopping and Cleaning

Prerequisites

  • English Language Proficiency
  • A desire to learn gemcutting
  • A faceting machine at home with a nearby computer

How To Register

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Practical Gemcutting Video Course

IGT’s Practical Gemcutting instructional video series is designed to allow you to learn the art of faceting in the comfort of your own studio.

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