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.
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.
Holiday Dinner: Dec 4, 2012 – Woodburn, Oregon – Annual Members Holiday Dinner, This year catered by Gary’s BBQ and Catering. Click here to get directions to Gary’s BBQ and Catering, 1776 Country Club Road, Woodburn, Oregon 97071 (will open in new tab or window).
Visit 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 Columbia Willamette Faceters’ Guild hosted the 2009 Faceters’ Conference in June 2009.
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.
United States Faceters Guild (USFG)
Member NW Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Member: American Federation of Mineral Society (AMFS)