Faceting is the precision technique of cutting multiple facets into a transparent gemstone. This technique emphasises the refraction of light within the cut stone creating an added brilliance better known to the average person as sparkle.
Members are required to complete the MGLS Introductory Faceting Course prior to attending faceting sessions to work on individual projects
The introductory faceting course at Mt Gravatt Lapidary Society is taught by appointment only and attract additional costs. Our faceting instructors specialise in all aspects of faceting and have a wide range of experience.
The faceting room at the Society is air-conditioned for student's comfort and currently has two Facetron, two Hall & one VJ machine. This combination of machines allows members to gain experience with the wide variety of machines available to the faceting hobbyist within Australia.
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All new memberships includes the MGLS Introductory Cabochon Cutting Course and the rough (rock) to cut 3 cabochons.
Due to the popularity of our faceting course and sessions, there is a waitlist for the MGLS Introductory Faceting Course. Members are able to place their name onto the course waitlist after they have completed the Introductory Cabochon Cutting Course.