Faceting Design Diagram: 8 Round Brilliant – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


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

8 Round Brilliant (QTZ2.JRG) 5.32 carat Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
78.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
57 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 73
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.490 T/L = 0.490
P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.168
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.623
P/H = 0.698 C/H = 0.270
Vol./W^3 = 0.226

Addition # 1 – This is a pretty standard round brilliant, a nice stone in any size and easy to cut. The crown at 42 degrees is as high as you can go and still have good light return in low R.I. materials. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.93 (92.2%) with no changes.


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

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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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