Icon: 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 "Icon-Reflector".


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

Icon - Reflector (CHECK51.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2002
82.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
25 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 29
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index L/W = 1.140 T/W = 0.272
T/L = 0.239 P/W = 0.327 C/W = 0.262
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.609
P/H = 0.537 C/H = 0.430
Vol./W^3 = 0.177

Addition # 8 - This is a fast design to cut, notice that it is not square. I designed it for earrings in light colors and it works well in Quartz. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.93 with no changes. I like the high crown on this design, it reads well and is interesting to look at. 

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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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