• Beginner Friendly

    This two-hour course is perfect for the new gemcutter who is interested in seeing if the Faceting Apprentice Distance Course is the right educational path for them.

  • Step by Step

    The video instruction goes through each step of the cutting process with close-up views of the stone at each stage. The lesson is presented in a clear, step-by-step way that is easy for anyone to follow.

  • Overview

    This instructional video walks you through the faceting process on a handpiece-style faceting machine. Using a hydrothermal emerald, we learn about preforming, dopping, cutting, polishing, transferring, and cleanup.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Sampler - 2 Hours

    • Introduction

    • Preforming

    • Dopping

    • Girdling

    • Cutting the Crown

    • Polishing the Crown

    • Transferring the Stone

    • Cutting the Pavilion

    • Polishing the Pavilion

    • Undopping and Cleaning