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Welcome to the Faceting Academy – the best place to learn faceting precious gems for fun or profit.

Some of the latest comments, stories, gems, events, techniques, etc will be posted on the Blog page.

You can learn faceting for free using our many free resources, with free faceting videos and free faceting articles on things like how to evaluate faceting rough, how to facet Oregon Sunstone – even a detailed article on how to deal with schiller in Oregon Sunstone.

Here you will find reports and reviews on events like the Tucson Gem Show – and information about fee-digging – all kinds of opportunities for finding faceting rough.

We produce and host the official Facetron Faceting Machine videos, and we are the U.S. representative of the UKFCG – and host learning resources generously provided by that guild.

Faceting Academy founder, John Bailey was featured on the Travel Channel’s Cash and Treasures series. He also cut the largest flat-faceted flawless red Oregon Sunstone on record. Click here to see a time-lapse video of that process.

If you want to learn more about the Faceting Academy, here’s a short video about how this all started:

In the Store, you’ll find much of what any faceter needs, including membership to our private members area (even more learning resources), our world-famous faceting polish, faceting rough, faceting laps, polishing laps, faceting machines and accessories, diamond sawblades, faceting tools, and even books for faceters.

If you are serious about learning faceting – or taking your skills to the next level – consider attending one of our internationally-recognized training events!

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