For Faceting Academy attendees (and other apprentices), remember that YOU WILL NEED SMALL DOPS.
We (you) are going to be cutting some VERY small stones as part of your training. This is the fastest way to learn all of the relevant skills, from evaluation to orientation, dopping, transfer, cutting, polishing – and most importantly SEEING – training the eye to see those tiny facets, meets, and polish issues.
This will also allow you to complete the entire cutting process REPEATEDLY – RAPIDLY – and that’s key to fast learning.
So, be certain to acquire AT LEAST 3 sets (flat and cone) dops at the 2 or 3 mm size.
I *recommend* that you get two at the 2mm and two at the 3mm size (per person).