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

Gram Faceting Archive of Information
This edited version of an article by the late Jeff Graham is part of a special archived informational series from Gram Faceting. Used with permission.