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


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

Daisy Bud (MIR23.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
92.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
48 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 60
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.200
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.654
P/H = 0.664 C/H = 0.305
Vol./W^3 = 0.263

Addition # 9 – Note: The corners are designed to be variable to fit a piece of rough. Generally cut the corners to look like the diagram. This is an excellent cut in almost any material. On a large stone a table can be cut at C6. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is nice in Garnet like Mombo and Rhodolite.


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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