Columbia-Willamette Faceters’ Guild
The CWFG is a nonprofit organization located in Portland, Oregon and dedicated to the advancement of faceting gemstones through education. We are a diversified mix of Master cutters, professional members and hobbyists. The guild provides the educational and personal assistance for the Novice and Advanced craftsman. See Join CWFG above for information on meetings (visitors always welcome).
The Guild sponsors faceting classes, monthly seminars, workshops, competitions and awards of merit, all to support and promote the standards of faceting excellence. Visit Events and Classes for more info and see the Meeting Schedule for details on upcoming meetings and things you may have missed.
Facilities, educational programs, and activities of the Guild are financed primarily through membership dues, participation in the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show, and by the CWFG Annual Gem Auction.
The Guild has developed an extensive lending library of periodicals, video tapes, and reference books on Faceting, Gemology and Mineralogy. The Guild also has gem testing instruments to aid the scientific needs of our faceters.
The Columbia Willamette Faceters” Guild hosted the 2009 Faceters Conference on June 26-28, 2009. A number of speakers presented with vendors and display cases.
We encourage all members to generously share their time and experience to make our Guild activities the best they can be! If you have any suggestions, corrections, or experience broken links, please send a message to any of the officers via our contact page.