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Paths to Excellence

Although I don’t do competition faceting, people often ask how they can improve the things on which competitions are judged, mainly meets and polish. What I think they’re really asking for is a map of the pathway to excellence. We … Continue reading

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Faceted Girdles

This question came in from one of the Mentoring Program members this week: Many of them (jewelers) dislike faceted girdles, because those hard sharp edges make setting the stone difficult, especially with Sunstone. I think this is true, if the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Academy Blog!

Here you’ll find the latest gem and faceting stories photos of the latest gems information about faceting-related shows, classes and events new faceting tools and techniques new faceting designs and more! Browse the information, and feel free to contribute to … Continue reading

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