Welcome to the Faceting Academy

We’re glad you’re joining us for one of our intense international immersive training events – in the art and science of faceting precious gems. The class is intimate and friendly even though the project-based, hands-on learning moves at a very rapid pace.

BOOKMARK THIS PAGE NOW because you are going to return to this page several times. Also, DOWNLOAD all of the linked documents and save them to your hard drive for reference and printing. Trust me that this is worth doing.

To help maximize your learning and fun, we’ve prepared some information to help with your travel and accommodations, gathering the needed materials, and generally being prepared to go full throttle from day one.

Please follow all of these links, one-by-one, and download all the documents. Pay special attention to the need for the small dops.

Skillset Checklist
This is the stuff you’re signing-up to learn. You don’t need to print this out because you’ll get a copy to work from when you arrive. But, you may want to review it to see what’s in store for you!

Necessary Gear Page (Video & Document)
This is the page where you check and double-check the equipment you need to bring (in addition to your faceting machine). Download a copy of the document here. Pay special attention to the need for SMALL DOPS.

Travel & Accommodations Details
This doc contains all the details for accommodations and travel, by ground or air. This answers all the accommodations questions – with extensive map links, phone numbers, and such things.

SPRING Academy Class Schedule
This is the tentative schedule. It will flex, but will be substantially as shown. We do not entertain late set-up, or early pack-up. Please notice the starting day/time and the ending day/time are quite specific and make your travel plans accordingly.

FALL Academy Class Schedule
This is the tentative schedule. It will flex, but will be substantially as shown. We do not entertain late set-up, or early pack-up. Please notice the starting day/time and the ending day/time are quite specific and make your travel plans accordingly.

Terms and Conditions
Legal stuff you’re going to sign on day one. So, if you read such things, here’s your copy. If you want to save time, download, print, and bring it with you already signed.

Advance Survey & Notes
To help us maximize your success, use this on-line survey to clarify your current skill level and your goals for the training event. Please take your time and be complete. Experience has shown that care and completeness in this survey correlates strongly with overall success at the Academy…

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