Gem Cutting Workshop

Two day gem cutting workshop, by Cole Thynne

Course Overview:

Welcome to the two day “Introduction to Gem Cutting” workshop, where you will embark on a captivating journey into the world of gemology and acquire the fundamental skills necessary for the art of gem cutting. Led by experienced cutting expert Cole Thynne, this course is designed for beginners and enthusiasts eager to explore the beauty and intricacies of gemstones, and cut and polish their own gemstone. Using state of the art equipment, you will have access to American made hand-piece style, and mast-style faceting machines.

Course Essentials:

Everything essential to gem cutting will be provided during the course. You will have access to your own faceting machine, one piece of high grade faceting rough of your choice (amethyst, peridot, aquamarine, citrine) and all the necessary accessories needed to facet a gemstone.

Day 1 (6 hours) : Introduction to Lapidary Arts

-Introduction to Gem Cutting Tools and Equipment

-Proper Tool Handling and Maintenance

-Safety Protocols in Gem Cutting

-Q&A Session: Addressing Common Challenges

-Pre-forming a gemstone

-Cutting the pavilion (bottom half of your gemstone)

Day 2: Hands-On Lab

-Cutting and polishing the crown (top half) of of your gemstone

Throughout the course, Cole Thynne will provide personalized guidance, encouraging a hands-on and interactive learning experience. Join on this exciting exploration of the art and science of gem cutting, where you’ll gain the skills and confidence to create your own stunning gemstone masterpieces.

NO experience is requires to attend, ages 14 +.
*Students will be provided with all the machines, tools, and gems needed to complete the course.

Hours: 12

Fee: 497$CAD

If you are interested in reserving your spot, please click “shop” on the top column of this website. There is a 100$CAD deposit that must be paid to secure your position and date of attendance.