03. August 2020 - 21:00
NW Rockhounds Shop, Seattle
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Gemstone Faceting | Monday, 03. August 2020

Gemstone Faceting

Date: 6 sessions - Mondays & Thursdays, 8/3, 8/6, 8/10, 8/13, 8/17 & 8/20 Time: 6-9pm

Ages 18 & up

$375 All supplies provided Beginning

Introduction to selecting and faceting gemstones. Students will be provided with a rough stone to cut, and will be lead through the steps needed to create their own faceted gem to keep. The class will cover the workings of faceting machines, a bit of optics (no math required), and the fine art of polishing gem stones. Students will learn: what to look for in gem rough how to use a faceting machine, how light reacts inside of a gem to give it it's sparkle how to find the resources and expertise to further develop their skills!