Easter weekend marked the end of the 2000 Australian International Faceting Challenge, hosted by the Australian Faceting Guild. It was held at the “Gemboree” in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. This two-year competition included master cutters from all around the world.
The object of the competition is to cut a perfect stone. The cutting designs were extremely demanding, challenging the cutter’s skills to the maximum. The scores show that the faceter’s skills are near that elusive goal of absolute perfection, as judged …
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