Faceting I - Lance Andrus
This course will give the student the necessary skills to facet your first stones. Students will cut a simple octagon shape in synthetic quartz as their first stone. Students will learn wax dopping, how to use a faceting machine, stone transfer, lap maintenance and other techniques. The lab fee includes a manual, rough for two stones and an Ultralap polishing lap. Students may bring in their own rough if they choose; nothing harder than a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Students should bring an Optivisor or similar head mounted magnifying device.