Circus Tent: 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 "Circus Tent"


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

Circus Tent (QTZ68.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1998
70% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
105 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 121
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.392 T/L = 0.392
P/W = 0.440 C/W = 0.259
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.719
P/H = 0.612 C/H = 0.360
Vol./W^3 = 0.241

Addition # 3 - This is fairly easy to cut, the P5,P6,C4 tiers all do not have meets, cut them in as carefully as you can. The light return is much higher than the ray trace says. Cut in light to medium material, 1-14cts. This works well in Topaz. Cut in refractive indexes 1.73 to 2.14 (83.4%)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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