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

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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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