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


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

Texas Mirage (MIR28.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
94.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
40 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 50
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
80 index
L/W = 1.051 P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.172
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.627
P/H = 0.693 C/H = 0.275
Vol./W^3 = 0.199

Addition # 9 – This works well in any material, but to see the star reflection a light to medium saturation works best. This is great for earrings and sets. I prefer it cut in a large stone so the star shows. Cut in refractive 1.54 to 2.14 with no 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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