Low Boy: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Low Boy (MC54.JRG)Maraba Citrine
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
75.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
45 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 53
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.713 T/L = 0.713
P/W = 0.454 C/W = 0.129
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.604
P/H = 0.753 C/H = 0.214
Vol./W^3 = 0.202

Addition # 7 - The crown on this is low for dark materials, it can be raised in higher refractive indexes. Cut in indexed 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. Tourmaline is 86.9%… I really designed this for Garnet.

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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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