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Club Activities

Faceting

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 opaque stones.

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.