Club House - Gem Faceting
Instructor: - Bob Ballou
Cost: - $5.00 Club House Usage Fee
Materials: - Please bring your own materials or materials can be purchased from
Required Tools: - The Club has the required tools (faceting machine and
accessories) but you can bring any of your own tools and supplies.
Availability: - By appointment only
Description: - Faceting is the process of taking raw materials nad cutting precise
plains and angles into that material to form a distinct pattern. A faceting
machine is use to make these precise "cuts" by grinding material down on a
horizontal plan. The process can take anywhere from four to five hours on a
small stone, and will increase in time based on size and complexity of design.