Harlequin Square: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Harlequin Square (QTZ33.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1994
70% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
41 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 45
4-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.400 T/L = 0.400
P/W = 0.488 C/W = 0.208
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.717
P/H = 0.681 C/H = 0.291
Vol./W^3 = 0.319

Harlequin Square cut by Tony Carson

Addition # 3 - This design might look a little confusing to cut at first, but it is really pretty simple. It has a nice random large flash, I like to cut it in Ametrine to help enforce that look, any material works, 1-12cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.76 (76%) with no changes.

Random - Cosine - ISO

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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