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Going to Horsham Workshop?

The VFG’s Workshops provide hands-on exposure to faceting. There are opportunities to exchange ideas and receive guidance from experienced facetors on getting started, specific faceting techniques or advice on faceting equipment. You don’t need to be a member of the VFG to attend your first workshop. And you can attend …

Laurie Hall – The True Unseen Story

My Story, by Laurie Hall – Early in September, I received an email with a scanned image of an article from the April issue of the Thumblicker newsletter. The article was called Buying a Faceting Machine? What Machine? And it was a review of various faceting machines – written by …

The Crystal King – Just Sensational

“The Crystal King” The world’s largest Brilliant Faceted Gem? For two years I searched for a crystal large enough and clear enough from which I could facet a very large stone. Friends who travelled to overseas countries were asked to be on the lookout for me.  One of these friends …

Alex Amess – Incredibly Unique & Talented

Alex’s story below was published to the lapidary world way back in 1993, and until today, Alex’s remarkable ability to hand-cut faceted stones remains something very unique to him. In fact, watching Alex faceting was my first introduction to faceting, I was 12 years old at the time! The Victorian …