Bonz: 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 "Bonz".

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

Bonz (CHECK53.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2002
84.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
43 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 51
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.428 T/W = 0.371 T/L = 0.260
P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.194
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.664
P/H = 0.677 C/H = 0.292
Vol./W^3 = 0.430

Addition # 8 - This cuts fairly easy. The keel is on the long side (watch for chips) and P4, P9 can be adjusted in to fit your rough, if needs be. This is designed for long Tourmaline and Beryl crystals, it works well in dark colors and closed “c” axis material. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes.


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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