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Crazy Triangle: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Crazy Triangle".


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

Crazy Triangle gem design

Crazy Triangle (QTZ36.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
C opyright 1994
76.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
18 facets + 3 facets on girdle = 21
3-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 P/W = 0.426 C/W = 0.123
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.569
P/H = 0.749 C/H = 0.216
Vol./W^3 = 0.145

Addition # 2 - Another design for earrings that cuts fast, is easy to cut and has a small amount of facets. I like it in Amethyst, but any Quartz material makes a nice stone. Works well in Tourmaline and Topaz.For earrings 4- 8mm works best for me.

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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