Gem Cutting & Carving

Not scheduled at this time

$499 + $45 kit


Instructor: Michael Boyd

Increase the range of your skills and potential by learning how to use gem cutting machines and your flex shaft to open up the world of color and textures that gems offer. Learn how to cut, carve and manipulate gemstones with lapidary equipment and hand tools. Instruction covers choosing rough gemstones, drilling, cutting, carving, using diamond polishing compounds and how to use epoxies and cold connections that are simple, elegant and effective. Walk away with a set of samples to take home. 

Prerequisite: Open to all levels

Download a PDF of the tool list for this class.