Learn Gem Cutting

Gem-Forest trains student that are willing to learn how to cut gemstones professionally or as a hobby. The course starts on Monday morning and ends on Friday evening.

All the essential steps to learn how to cut cabochons and faceted gemstones are covered during the week. The main goal is to teach you all the aspects of gem cutting you need to know to cut a gemstone from start to finish.

After the course, you'll be ready to cut gemstones on your own with your faceting machine.

The training takes place in France, full address is given at reservation.

Julien Boemo

Gemologist FGA & Gem Cutter

Highlights of the training?

Learn about the faceting machine and how it works.

Be able to analyse a rough gemstone.

Learn about faceting diagrams.

Learn how to preform a gemstone.

Learn how to glue a stone for cutting.

Learn about the dop transfert.

Gem cutting of cabochon gemstones.

Learn how to facet a gemstone from start to finish.

Where to stay?

Hospitality is important for us. We'd like to offer you the opportunity to stay with us during the week. You'll have your personal room in a nice cosy house with a lovely view on a canyon. We'll be happy to share time with you and get to know more about you during your stay.

More details and information about your stay are available in the terms and conditions.

Price and deposit?

Price of the course: 1300 €.

When booking online you'll pay 200 € deposit deductible from the total amount you'll pay later.

For details regarding payments and more, read terms and conditions.

Book your gem cutting course:

Available dates: any week in the following calendar where days are not disbabled is available for booking.


All of our gemstones are certified by Julien Boemo (FGA). He is a qualified gemologist graduated from the international school of Gem-A in London.

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