North Star: 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 "North Star".


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

North Star (QTZ16.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
75% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
137 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 153
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.459 T/L = 0.459
P/W = 0.437 C/W = 0.181
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.638
P/H = 0.685 C/H = 0.283
Vol./W^3 = 0.215

Gram Book 1 - This stone is a mixed cut and it looks harder than it really is. It is important to cut the steps to the correct proportions (but not hard). Cut this design in about any material, 1-12cts. I prefer a larger stone and like it in medium/light colors, so the effect of the pattern shows. Cut in refractive index 1.54 to 2.14 (93.7%) with no changes.


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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