Cabochon cutting and faceting course over two consecutive days



If you are interested in learning the art of cabochon cutting as well as faceting, I am pleased to offer tuition for both skills during two lessons over two consecutive days. This course is being provided with a 5% discount on the cost of booking each course separately (although please see my other listings if you still wish to book the individual courses). The two lessons will focus on cabochon cutting with an introduction to faceting tuition, followed by the faceting basics: the step cut square. Both lessons are intended to start at 3pm on consecutive days, but can be completed on the same day if this suits your requirements better. Please just message me before booking so that this can be arranged. Please refer to the individual listings for more detailed information about the tuition: (Gem cutting - cabochon cutting and an introduction to faceting / Gem cutting - faceting basics - the step cut square facet) if you have any questions, please send me a message. Thank you. A few words on cutting equipment: I will only recommend what I use currently to do the job. I use an Imahashi base unit or grinder, and a Sterling Gem Land J type faceter for faceting: the base unit is used to cut the cabochon crowns using a handheld dop / holder. The J type faceter does the single facet on the back of the cabochon, and is used for all the faceting tuition I currently provide. Every student I've ever had who has started out on a mast style faceter has, after 30 minutes, been a convert to the handheld faceter style of cutting. The J type faceter has it's origins in the Renaissance in Europe, and it's design has not needed to change since that era. Sterling Gem Land are based in Sri Lanka, but very easy to talk to by email regarding equipment. I would recommend no other manufacturer, since Imahashi of Japan went bust 8 years ago, and Raytech Shaw went bust in the first lockdown in the USA.

What's included in the price?

One on one tuition in cabochon cutting, approx 3 hours duration. One on one tuition in faceting a step cut (octagon) square facet. Rough stones provided. Coffee, tea, green tea, milk and sugar, optional milk alternative. Postage of your finished gems to you.


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts




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