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Intro to Gemstone Faceting - NCSU Crafts Center - January 23 - February 27, 2019


Intro to Faceting
Wednesdays (6 weeks) January 23 - February 27, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm

Registration: NCSU Crafts Center

Precision faceting takes time and patience to transform a crystal or rough rock into a work of art. In this 6-week class you will:

1) get acquainted with the faceting machine

2) learn about abrasive disks / laps to do the cutting / grinding and polishing

3) learn how to turn a piece of natural or man-made (synthetic) crystal into a beautiful gemstone; learn how to prepare / dop a stone; learn how to read and understand a faceting diagram; learn Meet Point (precision) faceting.

By the end of the course you should complete at least one or several gemstones. Due to the nature of the precision work, you will need magnification, either an Optivisor or 10X magnification loupe.