Faceting Design Diagram: Simple Check – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose

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

Simple Check (CHECK13.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
86.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
22 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 26
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.336 P/W = 0.457 C/W = 0.244
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.722
P/H = 0.634 C/H = 0.339
Vol./W^3 = 0.547

Addition # 6 – This is fun and fast… This works in almost any material with no changes. L/W is not critical on this design and it can vary a little with no problems. I really designed this for Tourmaline crystals, it will yield very well, with steep ends to help with dark “c” axis stones. This design does darken a bit…

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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