Kiss gem design
Kiss gem design

Kiss: 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 "Kiss".

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

Kiss gem design

Kiss (MC45.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2000
88.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
12 facets + 3 facets on girdle = 15
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 P/W = 0.459 C/W = 0.230
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.709
P/H = 0.647 C/H = 0.325
Vol./W^3 = 0.174

Addition # 7 - I designed this as an accent stone for a bar cut. The reflections are directional. This is easy to cut although you will probably need to work a bit to make the steps even...


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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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