Introduction to Faceting with Tom Mitchell
What is faceting? The word facet comes from the French word “facette” or face.
Faceting is the art and skill of taking a rough piece of gemstone and
creating a stone with numerous flat planes or facets suitable for jewelry.
In this exciting workshop you will be introduced to the beautiful art of gem faceting. You will learn how to examine a stone to determine if it is facet worthy and how to read a faceting diagram to apply the instructions faceting machine, then how to cut and polish the facets. Learn to use a digital faceting machine to grind and polish precision facets on a transparent gemstone. You’ll proceed step-by-step to the completion of a simple faceted stone.
*A supply kit with Tom’s book on Faceting, a stone to cut, polishing lap, 20 faceting designs and much more are included with the class!