French Button: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this design is called "French Button"


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

French Button (CHECK23.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
86.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
53 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 69
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.199 T/L = 0.199
P/W = 0.470 C/W = 0.187
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.677
P/H = 0.695 C/H = 0.276
Vol./W^3 = 0.265

Addition # 6 - This is pretty fast and easy to cut… This design works well in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.93 (91.2%) with no changes. I really like the shape of this stone and it makes great earrings in the 8mm to 10mm size range…

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Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

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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