Faceting Design Diagram: China Check – Reflector – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


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

China Check – Reflector (MC6.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1999
82.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
25 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 29
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.442 T/L = 0.442
P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.169
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.624
P/H = 0.696 C/H = 0.271
Vol./W^3 = 0.285

Addition # 4 – This is fun to cut, there are no meets on the top at C3. Cut them as square as you can. This design has a lot of sparkle, you will be surprised. Cut in about any color and size. This works well in Tourmaline and Topaz. Cut this in R.I. 1.54 to 2.14 (92.5%) without changes.


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

About the author
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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