Faceting Design Diagram: Point Square Check – Reflector – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose

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

Point Square Check – Reflector (MC3.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1999
88.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
24 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 28
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.225
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.679
P/H = 0.640 C/H = 0.331
Vol./W^3 = 0.292

Addition # 4 – This is fun to cut, and fast too. I like to cut this in dark Amethyst, it works well in sizes up to about 10mm for earrings. When setting the corners need to be protected, I usually just nick and polish them, so they are not sharp. This works well in Tourmaline and Topaz. Cut this in R.I. 1.54 to 2.14 (90.7%) without changes.

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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