Klinks Tin: 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 "Klinks Tin".


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

Jeff Graham Facet Design

Jeff Graham Facet Design

Klinks Tin (MIR44.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2005
90.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
25 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 29
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.143 T/L = 0.143 P/W = 0.435
C/W = 0.259 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.713 P/H = 0.609 C/H = 0.363 Vol./W^3 = 0.282




Addition # 10 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.76 with no changes. This is great for light to medium saturated materials and I use it a lot in Amethyst. On small stones the table can be left off and C4 cut at 9 degrees.


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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