Glider: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Glider (MC83.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2002
81.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
12 facets + 3 facets on girdle = 15
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.866 T/W = 0.913 T/L = 0.489
P/W = 0.431 C/W = 0.127
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.578
P/H = 0.746 C/H = 0.219
Vol./W^3 = 0.257

Addition # 7 - This cuts fast and easy. It is a good idea to nick the corners a little bit so they are not too sharp. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.73 (81%) with no changes. The L/W can vary with no problems…

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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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