Now, do you think you can do this? Of course, you can! There are several steps to put 57 facets on a gem, but none of them is difficult. Cutting your first round brilliant is really the hardest step, since you have to learn all the new controls and procedures. At first, you’ll need six to eight hours. With practice, you’ll only need an hour or two. Once you’re familiar with your gemstone faceting machine, you can move on to other shapes. Soon, you’ll be faceting like a professional. In fact, I’ll bet your gems will be better cut than the majority of stones you see in jewelry stores. Those are cut with methods that prioritize speed over accuracy. You can do better work than most full-time lapidaries! Your gems will have more value because of precision cutting, and you can take pride in work well done. Sun Lakes Rock, Gem and Silver Club can help you become a fantastic facet fanatic. Please visit our website at www.slrgs.com.