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
the instructor. Materials include both natural or synthetic gem facetting
materials or glass.
Required Tools: - The Club has the required tools (faceting machine and
accessories) but you can bring any of your own tools like jewelers loope, dial
calipers, tweezers, doping wax, alignment tools, and optivisors.
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.