Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction - 30 Minutes

    • Software Introduction

  • 2

    Designing from Scratch - 1.5 hours

    • Building an Asymmetrical Design

    • Designing the Pattern

    • Exporting the Design

    • Building a Round Brilliant

  • 3

    Modifying an Existing Design - 30 Minutes

    • Modifying the Index Setting

    • Modifying an Existing Design

  • 4

    Extras - 45 Minutes

    • Extra tools

    • Lighting Models

  • 5

    Designing Recuts in Software - 45 Minutes

    • Planning Recuts

    • Comparing Multiple Plans

Theory and Practice Course Set

The second set of courses will give you a foundation in the essential gemological knowledge that every gemcutter needs to know. In addition, you will learn the nuances of facet design through a training in the GemCutStudio faceting software. To complement this knowledge, you will also learn how to build designs on the fly as well as recut stones to improve their look and beauty. This set will give you an eye for perfection and subtlety in your design and cutting.

  • Gemology for Gemcutters

    A basic understanding of Gemology is a must for any cutter, so add a health dose to your lapidary knowledge.

  • Software Design Fundamentals

    In this course, you get an in-depth training in the GemCutStudio design software as well as design principles.

  • Radiating Rose Cuts

    Learn how rose cuts work in the most traditional manner as well as how to cut a free form rose cut for any outline shape.

  • Recutting and Repairing

    earn the process of recutting a stone from re-dopping to finding new angles to repolishing a crown to go back in a setting.