Mock Check Squares gem design
Mock Check Squares gem design

Mock Check Squares: Faceting Design Diagram


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

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

Mock Check Squares gem design

Mock Check Squares - Reflector (MC41.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1999
90.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
17 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 21
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.807 T/L = 0.807
P/W = 0.466 C/W = 0.239
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.726
P/H = 0.643 C/H = 0.330
Vol./W^3 = 0.372

Addition # 4 - This cuts very easy, I like it in medium colors, it has a checker flash, believe it or not. I use it a lot for quick earrings in 4mm to 12mm sizes. Make the steps on the crown as even as you can. Works in Tourmaline and Topaz. Cut this in R.I. 1.54 to 1.93 (88.9%) without changes.


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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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