The United Kingdom Facet Cutters’ Guild was set up in August 1994 by a group of faceting enthusiasts who wanted to communicate with other faceters in order to improve skills by exchanging ideas and techniques. There was considerable interest in faceting in Australia and America at that time and we wanted to be involved in that activity.
Since then we have made considerable progress towards our goals. We do not have any meetings, except the AGM (held in Bakewell each October) as our members come from all parts of the UK (and beyond!). Instead we produce a quarterly magazine, Stonechat, to which members are invited to contribute articles and other items of interest. The links we have to a number of other guilds across the world also means that we can mutually exchange articles for the benefit of all members.