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Basic Faceting

: Sundays: May 19th and 26th, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Description: Each student will receive instruction on cutting a round gem (Simple Jack or Standard Round Brilliant) from synthetic garnet, to include preforming, dopping, cutting, and polishing. In the first class we will preform the stone, cut the pavilion (bottom of the stone), and transfer it to prepare it for the cutting of the crown (top). In the second session we will cut the crown.

Class fee: $180 
Materials fee
$15 for enough synthetic garnet for at least a single 10-15mm gem. The garnet will be YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) or GGG (Gadolinium Gallium Garnet). Synthetic garnet is inexpensive, but increasingly hard to find, so I reserve the right to substitute materials, and possibly adjust the materials fee slightly.

I'll have additional rough on hand (including more synthetics like garnet and sapphire, as well as optical quartz) if you would like to purchase additional materials to use for your second and following stones.

Requirements: Bring your own 10x loupe or even an Optivisor if you have one. If not, bring your pulse and something to take notes with.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
PLG Shop
(behind and below Annapolis Jewelers)
169 Defense Highway
Annapolis, MD  21401

Eric P Hoffman
Registration is required before Monday, May 13, 2019
Payment In Full In Advance Only
To register for this class: Click "Register Now" or contact the instructor. A minimum of 2 students is required for this class to run, and class size will be limited to 4 students. Please note that only PLG members may register for classes; a "Member Signup" link is at the top of the page. If you are a member and do not see the Register Now button, please ensure that you are logged in.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received by participants more than 10 days prior to the event will result in a full refund of class and materials fees, minus a $25 processing fee.

Cancellations received 10 or fewer days prior to the event will result in no refund, and the materials fee will still be due to the instructor within 10 days of the class's end (because any materials have already been ordered for the participant by this time).

Cancellations by the PLG or instructor will result in an opportunity to reschedule or a refund, as determined by the participant.
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