A new hobby - faceting!

I’ve wanted to try my hand at gemstone faceting for a number of years now and recently an opportunity came up to purchase a faceting machine locally so I went for it. One of our members here kindly organised a lesson for me with an experienced gem cutter in Hobart and got me off to a flying start.

Today I finished my first stone - a piece of clear quartz picked up at the recent PMAT field trip to Gladstone. A few mistakes were made, plenty of little lessons learned and getting to know my faceting machine but I am stoked with the result! A real stunning little gem. Cut in the classic “Standard round brilliant”. I’ve been trying to take a photo which shows off its sparkle and glitter to no avail, apparently this isn’t an easy thing to do.

Can’t wait to do a few more now!


Well done mate faceting is a great hobby

Wow, that looks great! :clap:

I’m pretty jealous right now.

That looks really awesome !
You must have a unbelievably steady hand :+1::+1::+1:

Very impressive ! Would like to think i have the patience to produce something like that , but probably not !

Here’s my 1st faceting attempt I did a few years ago