Gem Faceting Training

The need for gemstone faceters in East Africa is quickly growing as governments aim to increase jobs by requiring gems to be faceted in the source country, however there is a severe lack of educated faceters to do the work. Gem Legacy’s goal at the Gemological and Gem Faceting School in Arusha, Tanzania is to educate young adults to enter that workforce.

The Training Program

The school has graduated over 700 students from the school’s 5 month, $750 program which includes training in: gem faceting, gemology, gem grading/sorting, and gem identification. With new, American made, precision faceting machines, the school is equipped with finest tools available to ensure the graduates are qualified to enter into the gem faceting workforce.

Fund a $750 Scholarship

A young adult will attend the 5 month program including gem faceting, gemology, gem grading/sorting, and gem identification.

Faces of Success

Scholarships are offered to students in financial need following a rigorous interview program to ensure Gem Legacy is providing scholarships to students who cannot attend without financial assistance. For most students, their training as a gemstone faceter and the potential lifelong resulting career could transform the lives of their famiiles for generations.

Before & After

Gem Legacy’s modernization of the Gem Faceting School was guided by research into the local gem faceting trade to understand the best way to equip students for the current need in the workforce. 

The new machines and training style has been essential in ensuring the students are well-qualified for open jobs.

Past Initiatives

8 new, US made precision gem faceting machines
Training from global precision faceters
Necessary tools and equipment for gem faceting

Fund a $750 Scholarship

A young adult will attend the 5 month program including gem faceting, gemology, gem grading/sorting, and gem identification.