Faceting Design Diagram: Apple Blossom – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


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

Apple Blossom (MIR8.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
91.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
36 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 44
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.219
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.690
P/H = 0.653 C/H = 0.318
Vol./W^3 = 0.267

Addition # 9 – Note: The P3(G) is variable, cut it to look like the diagram. The corners can be adjusted to the rough. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.76 with no changes. This is fast to cut and works well in a large size stone. Nice in medium colored Garnets.


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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