Faceting Design Diagram: Moon Dance – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


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

Moon Dance (MIR21.JRG) Moon Dance in citrine cut by Tony Carson
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
93.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
48 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 56
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.219H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.674
P/H = 0.645 C/H = 0.325
Vol./W^3 = 0.233

Addition # 9 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is fun to cut and has a pretty whirl pattern in almost any light. I like it in light to medium saturated materials. A table can be cut on large stones.


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.