Australian Facetors' Guild Limited

2020 Annual Faceting Competition - Anouncements

  • 25 Sep 2019 10:02 PM
    Message # 7899510

    We are pleased to announce that the updated competition schedule for the Australian Facetors’ Guild Limited’s (AFG’s) 2020 Annual Faceting Competition is now available at the following link.

    From the AFG website ( the menu selection is Events -> Competitions -> AFG National 2020 Competition.

    The schedule has recently been updated to include the recently added Gemstone Faceting Designs Trophy for the Open Challenge (section O.10.6).

    This is the first time the Open Challenge has appeared in an AFG Competition and it is specifically designed to test a broader range of skills than our usual faceting competitions. Competitors are required to make up their own cutting instructions using one of the computer aided design packages (e.g. Gemcad, Gem Cut Studio, etc) to suit a set design, then cut it. 20% of the marks are allocated to the cutting instructions which must be submitted with the finished stone.

    The other relatively recent addition to the competition is section O.10.5, which is a concave cut design. Both the Open Challenge and the Concave cut section are optional, meaning that entrants do not need to submit entries in those two sections to have a chance at willing the Open Champion – Quality Gem Rough Trophy.

    We encourage entries from competitors at all skill levels. Entry to the competition is a great way to improve a cutter’s skills through the valuable feedback the entrant’s judging sheet provides.

    Happy Faceting

    Last modified: 11 Nov 2019 8:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 28 Sep 2019 8:07 AM
    Reply # 7906386 on 7899510
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you john for your comments.

    But may I point out some issues

    1: The webmasters roll is to look after the web site in all its functions, and give notice of any changes as required with approval from the AFG Board.

    2: Like Facet Talk, we can only update what information is supplied to us in the first place.

    3: Any information given for Competitions is the SOLE responsibility of the competition Committee with approval from the AFG Board, be it in the Forum, or on the website

    4: All question about any competition/s must be sent to the Competition Committee

    Hope this helps


    Last modified: 11 Nov 2019 8:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 01 Dec 2019 7:21 AM
    Reply # 8147038 on 7899510

    Update – Correction to the London Shield I.11.4

    One of the pre-form tiers was missing.  We have corrected the error in the third version of the competition schedule that is available on competition page for the 2020 Annual Competition on the AFG website. We have also swapped P1 for P4, either method works but each has its own challenges. 

    Please download a copy from that site.  If you are having difficulty downloading the updated schedule, please e-mail the competition committee at and we’ll e-mail you a copy of the updated schedule.

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