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


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

Crazy Triangle (QTZ36.JRG) 2.37 carat Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
C opyright 1994
76.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
18 facets + 3 facets on girdle = 21
3-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 P/W = 0.426 C/W = 0.123
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.569
P/H = 0.749 C/H = 0.216
Vol./W^3 = 0.145

Addition # 2 – Another design for earrings that cuts fast, is easy to cut and has a small amount of facets. I like it in Amethyst, but any Quartz material makes a nice stone. Works well in Tourmaline and Topaz.For earrings 4- 8mm works best for me.


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.