General Information & Workskops

About Our Workshops


Shepparton Workshop, one of our 4 workshops
Round Brilliant Cut Citrine

The Victorian Facetors’ Group Inc. promotes the faceting of natural and human-made gemstones and the enjoyment of this wonderful hobby.

Whether you are a member of a gem-club or not, or an old hand or even a novice facet cutter, we will help take your faceting skills to the next level.

Our Group meets four times a year in different locations across Victoria running four-day Faceting Workshops.

The object is to give as many members as possible the chance to attend a workshop and get together with like-minded facetors in a very supportive and welcoming environment.

Workshop Dates

What We Do


Our Faceting Workshops are usually held on the following weekends of the year.

3rd Weekend in February

3rd Weekend in May

3rd Weekend in August

3rd Weekend in November

Full details and what we do is in our Newsletter that we publish quarterly.

Bring your own faceting machine and divide your time between faceting, and sharing advice, and participating in some friendly discussion sessions. Alternatively, call in for a coffee or two, and find out how others facet gem rough into a real masterpiece.

Perhaps you’re contemplating the purchase of your first faceting machine?  We usually have a variety of models in operation so you can compare them, and also have a chat with the owners.

Learning Skills

Visitors Welcome

Viewing polished facet with 10x loupe

Come and see how others facet gems and what gems they are cutting. Learning is about the experience and sharing with others. There are always experienced people on hand if you need help – And help is always willingly provided.

Expand your Interest in Faceting

Our Workshops are designed for people of all ages, and for any level of skill, and you can enjoy faceting stones in a most friendly environment.

Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome to any of our Workshops. You may even attend for the entire four days. Alternatively, you may prefer just to come and visit for a few hours or even a couple of days.

You may always find us on Facebook, so jump in and have a look around

Click the button below to contact us, and find out more about the Victorian Facetors’ Group Inc.