Promote: the art of faceting natural and synthetic material. Promote: the study of all materials and articles used
for faceting. Hold: faceting competitions, exhibitions, seminars &
Purchase: sell and distribute literature in relation to faceting. Support: and promote research and development in faceting. Promote: the proper utilisation of Australian gemstone resources.
Takes place in September and for many years was held at Warwick in Queensland, the birthplace of the Guild.
Annual Faceting Competition This competition is run by a different branch of the Guild each year and is a level 3 competition conducted in three divisions: Novice Intermediate and Open. All entries are displayed and results announced at the annual Seminar.
International Faceting Challenge This competition enables teams from around the world to challenge each other to see which is the top faceting nation. It is organized by the Guild and run every two years, all entries are displayed and the winners announced at the Australian Gemboree. There is also an award for the top individual champion.
Guild Groups Most Australian States have one or more groups which meet regularly to share ideas and advice. Some run weekend workshops to help new members and to advance their own skills. Active groups are a vital part of the Guild, as they are in constant touch with members in their area.
Gemstones The Guild is very active in promoting and protecting Australia's gemstone resources and has lobbied the government where necessary, providing input into the formulation of new fossicking legislation and in negotiations to protect rare gemstone localities.