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


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

Bzzz (QTZ65.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1998
70% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
101 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 109
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.482 T/L = 0.482
P/W = 0.481 C/W = 0.175
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.676
P/H = 0.712 C/H = 0.259
Vol./W^3 = 0.251

Addition # 2 – This design can be hard to cut, you may have to cut the steps a couple of times to get them right. The spacing is critical, however, the rest of the cut is not very hard, 2-24cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 (80.1%) 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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