Faceting of precious stones

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Learn how to facet a precious stone. Hubert Heldner will teach you how to cut a round brilliant in aquamarine, tourmaline or garnet. Precision cutting to achieve maximum brilliance and beauty is the goal. The class is limited to a maximum of 3 students per day. A second day in class is offered if you like to test your skills and want to cut a second stone. Preexisting knowledge is not required. The price of CHF 380.- includes a complete documentation and all material. The class takes one day from 9am to 6pm

Schedule for 2017   in Montreux, Switzerland.

The faceting class is also available in Tanzania at the lapidary training workshop of Noreen Masaki.


Quarz

Beryll
Use of the poket lamp to discover inclusions.

Comparison between perfect and wrong facet angles
- Barion cut and a Ceylon cut
- for two otherwise identical brillant cuts

Stabilisation of gemstones
Lisa Elser "No one ever knew my Standard Round Brilliant wasn’t quite so standard."
Lisa Elser practical faceting advice
Simon Zaletel "your inspiration remains with me"

Tourmalin cut during class