Facets are the flat faces on geometric shapes.
Creating beautiful pieces is as simple as getting all these faces in the right place
and at the right angle... LOL - simple? yeah right!
The Art of Faceting is an exacting procedure performed on a
faceting machine to enhance the brilliance and lustre of gemstones.
Faceting is normally used on clear stones, while cutting cabochons is done with
Look at these lovelies, cut by some of our very
talented club members!
Thanks John for the photos. Just awesome...
Interested in learning how to do this?
Classes held at the club twice a week with great instructors. As you can see by
their beautiful work, both John and Eric know what they're doing when it comes
to cutting gemstones. Let them show you how. There's also lots of helpful advise
on offer from our very friendly and clever club members.
Club Members working at different stages of facetingimages/faceting01.jpg
Step 1: Pre-forming the rough materialimages/faceting02.jpg
Step 2: Stone dopped onto dop stick with waximages/faceting03.jpg
Step 3: Cutting the stone on Diamond Lapimages/faceting04.jpg
Step 4: Checking the progressimages/faceting05.jpg
Step 5: Epoxy glue is made ready for transfer of the stoneimages/faceting06.jpg
Step 6: Transfer jig with epoxy being appliedimages/faceting07.jpg
Step 7: Pre-polishing the Crown, one of the final stagesimages/faceting08.jpg