Jeff Graham’s Chinese Checker gem design combines a high light return with a square outline.
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You can find cutting instructions for the Chinese Checker here.
I wanted to design something that had a high light return, like a round brilliant, but with a very square outline. A lot of square designs don’t have much appeal because they’re just not very bright or distinctive. I think my Chinese Checker pretty much takes care of these issues.
This design cuts well with no changes in garnet, quartz, and tourmaline. It works best in a medium to light-colored material and will darken it a fair amount, because of its depth.
About the author 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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