Faceting Design Diagram: Easy Emerald Checker – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


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

Easy Emerald Checker (CHECK15.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
84.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
36 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 44
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 2.023 P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.394
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.864
P/H = 0.521 C/H = 0.456
Vol./W^3 = 0.971

Addition # 6 – Notice that the crown on this design floats… This is to give the faceter the option to cut a deeper or shallower crown (depending on the rough) on the fly. On a shallow stone C2 can be left off and just cut C4 to meet the girdle. This is ideal for dark “c” axis Tourmaline, especially if the crown is lowered.


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.