The Columbia-Willamette Faceter’s Guild offers Faceting 101 classes at the Rice Museum throughout the year. These classes introduce the theory and techniques of faceting gemstones. No prior experience is necessary. 

Beginning Gemstone Faceting
This class introduces the theory and techniques of faceting gemstones. Students will expect to facet one or two gemstones with material and equipment provided by the Columbia-Willamette Faceters’ Guild during the course. Students will gain sufficient knowledge and techniques to continue faceting on their own. Students may keep the stones they cut and the given facet diagrams and handouts.
Students who have already taken the class may sign up for additional classes but are free to work independently from the beginners, using designs of their choosing and their own rough if they like. They still have full access to the instructors, equipment, rough, and materials.
Advanced Gemstone Faceting
This class covers a variety of advanced subjects, including gemstone re-cutting, re-polishing, and repair, often without the availability of a faceting diagram. Bring your stones, or the Guild will provide previously cut stones. This class is open to Guild members only. The instructor sets class fees.
Where: Rice Northwest Museum, Linda Marie Harvey Classroom

Class Fees:
$150.00 per person
Contact: Edward Younie at EYounie@gmail.com for payment and registration
Consists of 4 classes (from 10 am until 3:15 pm) for a total of 20 hours of instruction:
4 weeks – all Saturdays or all Sundays
2 weeks – 2 Saturdays/ 2 Sundays
Note: Classes are not held during the summer.
For questions and to register please email eyounie@gmail.com
Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals
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