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

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.