Faceting Design Diagram: Simply X’ed – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose

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

Simply X’ed (QTZ30.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1994
70% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
25 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 29
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.541 T/L = 0.541
P/W = 0.488 C/W = 0.207
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.714
P/H = 0.683 C/H = 0.289
Vol./W^3 = 0.324

Gram Book 1 – Guess what? Another design for earrings? Does it cut fast? Yes, it is simple and easy for anyone to cut. Any Quartz material makes a nice stone and I usually cut it in, right you guessed it, 4-8mm Amethyst. Purple just seems to be a lot better seller.


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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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