Faceting Design Diagram: Six Shooter – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


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

Six Shooter (MIR14.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
92.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
31 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 37
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.163 T/L = 0.141
P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.191
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.662
P/H = 0.681 C/H = 0.289
Vol./W^3 = 0.215

Addition # 9 – Cut in Refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.93 with no changes. This is designed for clean medium to light colored Amethyst and Citrine which is readily available and a mainstay for jewelers. Try it for earrings, the flash is quite nice and it’s an easy and fast cut. No table needed on a small stone, although I usually put a table on all I cut unless the stone is very small.


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

About the author
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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