Gem Cutting Class

Gems By John offers a hands-on faceting lesson gem cutting class workshop taught in Lexington Kentucky. 

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Amethyst Portuguese Cut Round

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Ametrine Step Cut Rectangle

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Madeira Citrine
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Peridot Gemstone Rough

Faceting Lesson

Gem Cutting Class Workshop


One day personal instruction

Workshop Class Fee is $350

Class day 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Choose any day Monday through Saturday

Call to confirm availability -  John's phone (859) 539-2407

Student will facet natural rough gemstone into a Standard Round Brilliant

Choice of Amethyst, Citrine, or Smoky Quartz

Hands-On Training - Your Hands & My Equipment

Or, students are welcome to bring their own faceting machine

Bring your #10 OptiVisor (if you have one)

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Ruby Gemstone Rough
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Bolivian Ametrine

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Old Bottle Glass Trillion

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Tourmaline Checkerboard Cut Rectangle

Gemstone Cutting Training Workshop

Gem cutting training workshops are scheduled by appointment. Contact John by email at JohnWright@GemsByJohn.com, or by phone (859) 539-2407

  • FACETING - one day gem cutting workshop class in Lexington, KY. $350 fee includes training materials and use of lapidary equipment. Students will complete one finished faceted stone.
  • CABOCHONS - half-day gem cutting workshop class in Lexington, KY. $175 fee includes training materials and use of lapidary equipment. Students will make 3 to 5 finished cabochons.

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