Faceting Course Information


Duration                      Eight weeks.

Credits                                    30 hours practical a week.

Available Technology

Ø  Faceting Machine(s) with Facetor(s)  (Imahashi Japan)

Ø  Faceting  Machine(s) with Facetor(s) (Shakicreed Sri Lanka)

Ø  Faceting Machine(s) with Facetor(s) (Pakistan made)

Ø  Calibration Machine.

Ø  Heavy Dual grinders

Ø  Trim Saw Machine.

Ø  Copper Laps

Ø  Tin Laps

Ø  Buff Laps

Ø  Doping sticks

Ø  Diamond blades

Ø  Diamond cutting laps

Ø  Teaching gemstone(s)

Age Limit                                Minimum 18 years.

Education                                Must be literate to read and write English.

Duration                                  4 months.

Instructor Information

Ø  Name:                          Mr. Shahid Amin Khattak

Ø  Designation                 Instructor

Ø  Qualification               B.A.

Ø  Certificate Gemology / Faceting / Carving, Gems & Gemological Institute of Pakistan Peshawar

Instructor Availability             All working days

Other Instructors                    

General Course Description

Course Outcomes                    Certificate in Faceting (lapidary).

Theory / Practical        In faceting course, students are taught about usage of modern gemstone cutting and polishing machinery, tools and equipments. The student will learn cutting design of emerald, diamond, sapphire, bead balls, heart shaped cut, Portuguese cut on crown and pavilions. During this training 95 % of the time has been allocated for practical training in Lapidary.

Class Procedures and Policies

Ø  Attendance                 95 % attendance is required.

Ø  Course Material           All kind of course material for reading purposes shall be provided by GGIP.


Theory exam (multiple choice)            25 Marks

Practical Exam                                    75 Marks

Total Marks                                         100.