Al Manestar – Maple Leaf Designs
Arya Akhavan – Faceting 101 Series
Tom Herbst – Designs
Gemology Project – Gemology Online Faceting Diagram database
IGS – Gemstone Faceting Diagrams and Technical Cutting Information
United States Faceters Guild – Faceting Diagrams
Dan’s Starr Gems – Designs
Gem Sphalerite – Faceting Diagrams
RSA Gems – Facet Diagrams
The International Faceting Academy – Learn Faceting Sequencing
Andrew Brown – Faceting Design
John Bailey – Original Gem Faceting Designs and Certificate of Design Program
Tom Herbst – Amateur Gemstone Faceting Vol 1 and 2
Robert H. Long & Norman W. Steele – Introduction to Meetpoint Faceting
Justin K. Prim – The Secret Teachings of Gemcutting: 50 Classic Gemstone Designs
Note: Our guild also has a few donated books, several newsletters for our and other guilds and clubs, useful articles and a collection of designs available in Toronto for Member’s Only private viewing. A digital warehouse is in progress. We hope to add our NYFG newsletter collections to the website in 2022 under a ‘secure login feature’.
Note: If you are a Member and in the market for a new Facetron, we have a Facetron dealer in the guild.
Robert Hall Originals (CANADIAN BUSINESS)
Kent Supplies (CANADIAN BUSINESS)
Johnson Brothers Lapidary
Arrowhead Lapidary Supply
How to Read Faceting Diagrams
John Bailey – Faceting Academy – Official Facetron Videos
Soosai Prosper – Guild Member
Steve Moriarty – Cutting Opal
Vintage Time – The Philosopher’s Stone
Gems by mbk – How a Faceting Machine Works (Facetron)
Gem Cut Studio – How To
Justin K. Prim – The Gemcutters Craft
Tony’s Gem Designs with GCS – Drawing a standard round brilliant then tweaking it.
Facet Diagram Websites
Videos and YouTube Channels
A partial list of clubs for rock collecting, gems and minerals, etc.
Central Canadian Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CCFMS)
Note: We are a CCFMS affiliated club in good standing.
Our members are welcome on their field trips if they have the required gear and equipment.
Also check for trips led by Ashley Pollock (London club) as she hosts open trips.
Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society
Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club
Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club
London Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society
Niagara Peninsula Geological Society
Ottawa Lapsmith & Mineral Club
Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club
Walker Mineralogical Club
Kitchener Waterloo Gem & Mineral Club
BC Faceters Guild
Calgary Faceter’s Guild