Online Faceting Designs & Diagrams: 4 Way Stop

Information and guide on Faceting Designs. An Online Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "4 Way Stop".


4 Way Stop by Jeff R. Graham

4 Way Stop - Cutting Remarks

This is a fun one to cut, but it is a little harder than it looks. The straight meets on the crown can be tough to get lined up. This is a good design to cut a large stone in, with the small facets on the crown it pretty much needs to be large. A medium to light saturated material is best and this will work well in, Quartz, Topaz, man-made Sapphire, Spinel, YAG, and CZ with no changes.

Enjoy cutting your "4 Way Stop"… Drop me an email to let me know your results and what you've cut, or feel free to inquire if you have any questions or need some help regarding this design.

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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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