Special thanks to the Mid-Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society for maintaining this detailed and free database of faceting diagrams!
Master Gem Cutters and enthusiasts from the Midwest Faceters Guild created designs which were published in our Guild Newsletter "The Midwest Faceter". We searched the database maintained by the Mid-Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society and found them!
Some of our members still create designs, but they remain in private catalogs for now.
Are the terms "reflection" and "refraction" fun for you? Have you always wanted to design a signature stone?
If so, you might want to learn GemCad.
We have a class for that!!!
It is usually offered in conjunction with our Annual Seminar in August.
In the meantime, here's some info:
GemCad is Computer Aided Design Software for the gem cutter. See button below for info or to purchase as a download.
Faceting on an Ultra Tec Machine
Midwest Faceters Guild Member Dr. Reg walks you through faceting on an Ultra Tec machine in "Steps in Gem Faceting". Dr. Reg is a frequent contributor to our Guild newsletter, a resource only available to our members! (Hint, hint.)
Faceting on an Ultra Tec Fantasy Machine
Another great video from Dr. Reg.