10207 Fisher Avenue Tampa, FL 33689US

(813) 684-2039


Our Lapidary Club Has Much To Offer!

Our Lapidary Club Has Much To Offer!

Our Lapidary Club Has Much To Offer!Our Lapidary Club Has Much To Offer!

Faceting / Beginners



Beginners faceting class

This is an introductory class into the process of faceting gemstones. While basic, it will give you the opportunity to facet a basic Round Brilliant Gemstone and provide you with the knowledge to further your skills for more advanced shapes and materials.

Time : TBD

Cost: $60.00 This includes a rough semiprecious stone, tools, and equipment needed to complete the project.  This to be paid at the first session.

Instructor: Tom Dersham, Dave Miedema, and/or Ken Moser

Instruction: The class will consist of six sessions, with each 3 hours in length. Students will learn the theory behind the process of Meetpoint Faceting, how to read pattern sheets, understanding of faceting machines and explanation of the various materials available for faceting. 

If additional time is needed to catch up, this is available for $4.00 per hour during Open Shop hours. 

Based on availability, after completion of the basic class, members will be allowed to work on additional stones. The pattern and material will need to be approved by a faceting instructor and the member can utilize the machine for a period of 6 weeks. 

Beginners Class is for current members only and limited to up to 3 students.


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