Build Your Skills

Say you've already familiarized yourself with the basics of faceting, either through some lessons, your local lapidary club or one of the traditional books like Tom Herbst’s, Amateur Gemstone Faceting. Are you wondering what your next steps should be? This collection offers a great map to plot the next part of your course. It’s a thoughtfully designed progression of faceting diagrams that will build your skills and produce stones that are optimized for performance. The book also includes helpful advice in the form of two essays on how to keep progressing as you work through these cuts, and the kinds of things that are good to keep in mind as you venture forth to purchase rough. We think this is an excellent resource for anyone new to faceting.

Frost Star Hex

Little Princess

Brilliant 93

Trioptic Blast

Beginner Oval 1.40