USFG is now a member of the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineral Societies http://rmfms.org/, which is a regional organization of the American Federation of Mineral Societies http://www.amfed.org/ . There are benefits to the USFG as an organization, and benefits to our members. Please visit the websites and look around.
Author Archives: Alan Balmer
Certified Faceters Database Updated
The certifications earned in the 2019 Single Stone Competition have been entered into the database ( https://usfacetersguild.org/certified-faceters-tp/ ) with the exception of the Novice certifications, since the Novice deadline has been extended to March 30, 2020. If you were certified in the 2019 SSC, please check your entry in the database and let me know […]
The December 2019 Newsletter is now available to USFG members. This issue contains the results from the 2019 Single Stone Competition and information on the 2020 Single Stone Competition.
Start cutting for the 2020 Single Stone Competition!
The designs, rules, and entry for for the 2020 SSC have been posted. Go to https://usfacetersguild.org/competition-2020/
More spaces available for the Gem Tour
Scott has increased the number of spaces available for the gem tour to 15. If you tried to sign up and found the event was full, try again! https://usfacetersguild.org/events/
Schedule for Tucson Faceting Symposium
United States Faceting Guild Tucson Faceting Symposium Feb 5-8, 2020 Wednesday February 5th (Paid event – see below) • Gem Rough Buying Tour Thursday February 6th • Faceting Lessons (2-Day Class) • 9:00 Joe Henley & Farooq Hashimi– International Gemstone Adventures Farooq and Joe Henley • 1:30 – Steven Joey – Arizona Peridot Mining • 3:00 – Jamie […]
We need judges for the Single Stone Competition. If you are a certified Master, Grand Master, or have 10 years of experience teaching faceting, we’d like to hear from you. Training will be provided, and training-related expenses reimbursed. If interested, please contact Tom Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time for Nominations
The Nominations Committee is putting together a slate of candidates for voting at the virtual Annual Meeting in January. Any USFG member may submit nominations through December. Send nominations to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Up for election in 2020 are the Treasurer and 3 positions on the Board of Directors. Refer to the USFG Bylaws […]
September 2019 Newsletter Published
The September 2019 newsletter is now available to USFG members.
New Faceting Book Descriptions
We all know Glenn Klein as the winner of national and international faceting awards. He is also a historian and author. We’ve posted new and updated descriptions of three of his books in the Library. https://usfacetersguild.org/books-about-faceting/