Faceting Design Diagram: Aztec Eye – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


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

Aztec Eye (B7.JRG) 1.53 carat Citrine
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
81.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
61 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 69
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.257 T/W = 0.398 T/L = 0.317
P/W = 0.536 C/W = 0.224
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.780
P/H = 0.687 C/H = 0.287
Vol./W^3 = 0.301

Addition # 5 – This is rather nice and it’s not hard to cut. NOTE: C6 tier is a little confusing until you see it cut in. The only places it actually meets the girdle is at the corners. For the rest of the tier, just cut at the same mast height, and let them float. This works in almost any material R.I. 1.54 to 1.76 (88%) 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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