Faceting Design Diagram: CZ Check – Cubic Zirconia

Cubic Zirconia

CZ Check (CZ9.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1997
81% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 2.20
40 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 44
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.511 C/W = 0.329
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.860
P/H = 0.594 C/H = 0.382
Vol./W^3 = 0.396

Addition # 3 – This is fun to cut, there are no meets on the top after 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… Cut in refractive indexes 1.73 (83.1%) to 2.14 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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