Faceting is the art of taking a piece of rough, uncut, gemstone material and turning it into a thing of beauty ready to be set into a piece of jewellery or added to your collection. For best effect material to be faceted needs to be translucent so that light can be passed into the stone and refracted back out of the stone. This gives the sparkle or brilliance of a faceted stone.
Faceting is the cutting and polishing of the surface of a gemstone into a distinctive, and specifically proportioned, pattern of flat panels, or "facets".
At the clubhouse, we have mentoring instructors who will be able to guide you in achieving the best cut to your stone. Faceting is available for members on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings.