Blue Max: 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 "Blue Max".


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

Blue Max (CHECK41.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
87.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
65 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 77
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.169 T/L = 0.169
P/W = 0.485 C/W = 0.203
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.708
P/H = 0.685 C/H = 0.287
Vol./W^3 = 0.286

Addition # 6 - Cut this in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.93 with no changes. I like this in any medium saturated material. This works well in most man- made corundum colors…

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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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