Intro/Beginning Faceting Upon Request
Instructor Ruben - One to One Private Class
- 650 US dollars$650
- 4100 Cameron Park Drive
Faceting 101: Intro/Beginning Faceting (THIS IS A ONE TO ONE PRIVATE CLASS) No experience is necessary. We will slowly walk through the steps; faceting is a method of cutting gemstones by using geometry and precision to make calculated cuts. From the crown to the edges to the precise symmetry, gems look so marvelous and perfect because they have gone through a dynamic and highly skilled faceting process. Beginning class- Brilliant Cut: The facets are triangular or cone-shaped or kite-shaped. They are faced as moving outwards from the center of the gemstone. The most popular shape of this facet cut is round as it optimizes the brilliance of the stone. Gems: We will start out with something such as natural topaz or aquamarine depending on availability. Keep in mind that natural stones have inclusion, synthetic stones do not. Equipment: The Machine- For flat faceting we will use the Ultra Tec faceting machine. With this machine you will learn how facets are cut on stones methodically with well-designed geometrical arrangements. Intermediate class- Brilliant Cut: The facets are triangular or cone-shaped or kite-shaped. They are faced as moving outwards from the center of the gemstone. The most popular shape of this facet cut is round as it optimizes the brilliance of the stone. Advance class- Brilliant Mixed Cut: It combines the technique of brilliant and step cuts into facet arrangements. The cutting can be mixed according to one’s creativity, with a brilliant cut on the crown (top of stone) and step cut on the pavilion (bottom of stone) of the stone. It creates multiple patterns for reflection of light through the stone.
Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your jewelry bench spot. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. If the class is canceled by our school for any reason, we will give you full credit for the same class in the future and you will be given an open lab credit for the inconvenience. You can also transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes for up to 90 days (no exceptions). Students can cancel, and receive a credit, or transfer to another class up to 10 days before a jewelry class. No cancellations are accepted after the 10 days deadline; however, we will do what we can to try and sell your reserved spot to a qualified student. If we can sell your reserved spot, you can receive a credit for another class less a $50 cancellation fee. We will keep your credit on an account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class within 90 days. If you cannot make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes with the student participant information. Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please email us. If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 10-day cancellation policy, listed above. If you do not come to class, there are no refunds, credits, or transfers (No exceptions) We understand that things come up. If you are not able to make a scheduled class, please call us as soon as possible at 916-350-0546 to reschedule your class. No refunds allowed.
4100 Cameron Park Drive, #Suite 118, Cameron Park, 95682