Baseball: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Baseball".


Quartz (Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose)

Baseball (CHECK35.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
85.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
53 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 61
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.330 T/L = 0.330
P/W = 0.466 C/W = 0.209
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.696
P/H = 0.670 C/H = 0.301
Vol./W^3 = 0.257

Addition # 6 - This works well in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.93 with no changes. I prefer it in medium saturated material. It is for nice earrings and ring stones.

Random - Cosine - ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Jeff R. Graham

The late Jeff Graham was a prolific faceter, creator of many original faceting designs, and the author of several highly-regarded instructional faceting books such as Gram Faceting Designs.

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