Faceting Design Diagram: Astor Star – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


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

Astor Star (MC63.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2002
89.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
49 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 57
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.472 T/L = 0.472
P/W = 0.537 C/W = 0.202
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.759
P/H = 0.708 C/H = 0.266
Vol./W^3 = 0.339

Addition # 7 – This is my take on an old fashioned square emerald cut. This works very well in almost any material but particularly well in light colored materials. Cut this in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 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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