Faceting Gemstones: Got OCD tendencies?

Out of curiosity and the fact that I love to learn new skills, I decided to try on precious gemstone faceting.  Warning: It's not for the light hearted.  The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Oregon was a relatively local place I found that teaches faceting classes in the basement, run by the Columbia-Willamette Faceter's Guild.  The selection of minerals in the museum is great and there's an excellent selection of cut gemstones in many fancy cuts for one to admire. The class is broken up into four days over two weekends.  Expectations are that you will complete one...

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