Crystal Glitter Squared: Faceting Design Diagram

Details and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Crystal Glitter Squared".


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

Crystal Glitter Squared Jeff Graham Facet Design  Crystal Glitter Squared Jeff Graham Facet Design

Crystal Glitter Squared (MC115.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
84.1% Light Return
A ngles for R.I. = 1.54
109 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 117
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.458 T/L = 0.458 P/W = 0.541
C/W = 0.187 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.748 P/H = 0.723 C/H = 0.250 Vol./W^3 = 0.325



Addition # 12 - Cut this in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is a great cut for Beryl, and I like it in Aquamarine. This cuts pretty easy and will work well in light to medium saturated materials. Note: The P3(G)cuts into about 25% of width, it does not have a meet and can vary a little. The C8 can be cut earlier, but it is easy to just tweak to make the meets.

Crystal Glitter Squared Jeff Graham Facet Design

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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