Cross: 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 "Cross".


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

Cross (QTZ50.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1996
70.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
47 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 55
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.330 T/W = 0.544 T/L = 0.409
P/W = 0.511 C/W = 0.248
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.779
P/H = 0.656 C/H = 0.319
Vol./W^3 = 0.428

Addition # 1 - A preform is a must L/W 1.33. The cutting order on the pavilion can be changed. This design cuts fairly easy (with a preform). The P6 facets can be varied. This is a fairly deep design and will help darken light 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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