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


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

Sweet (CHECK69.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003 88%
Light Return Angles for R.I. = 1.54
61 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 69
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.296 T/L = 0.296
P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.211
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.682
P/H = 0.661 C/H = 0.310
Vol./W^3 = 0.252

Addition # 8 – This is a nice one, cut it in about any colored material. It is a little different and the crown, while not hard to cut, can be confusing for a novice. Cut this in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. I like this in pink Tourmaline. It is ideal for medium to light colored material. This design has very interesting flash patterns.


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.