Nimble Pin: Faceting Design Diagram

Tips, details, and a guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Nimble Pin".


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

Nimble Pin Jeff Graham Facet Design

Nimble Pin (BEAD1.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
Reflector Bead
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
56 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 72
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000
P/W = 0.327 C/W = 0.327
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.674
P/H = 0.485 C/H = 0.485
Vol./W^3 = 0.225



Addition # 14 - This cuts fast and is fairly straight forward. Center the bead hole through C3 and P4 from point to point. This is designed to be cut in any semi-transparent to transparent material. I like it in Citrine and crystal quartz.

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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