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Rio Dòce Mine

14622 Hwy 226 S

Spruce Pine NC 28777

 

P.O. Box 296

Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Phone: 828-765-2099

Fax: 828-765-2097

ejriodoce@att.net

 

Faceting Classes

We offer a 6 week course which can be broken down into one week increments.

 

Classes consists of learning to select rough stones, stone orientation for best color and maximum yield as well as cutting all basic shapes which include; round, oval, pear marquise, emerald & much more.

Classes run Monday through Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  with a one hour lunch break in between.

Offered April - November.

Cost of class is $600 per week, Certificate presented when completed. 

Classes fill up quickly so call for appointment, we do not accept walk-ins. 

One Day Classes

We offer one day classes for Faceting and Cabochon cutting. These classes are offered for beginners.

Faceting class involves learning to cut a round brilliant stone in the quartz family.

Cabochon cutting involves learning how to do a Cabochon stone.

Each classes are $125 each, Mondays through Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

With an hour lunch.

Classes fill up quickly so call for appointment, we do not accept walk-ins.