Light House cut - amethyst
Light House cut - amethyst

Light House: Online Faceting Designs and Diagrams


A “Money Cut” is a gem design that’s fast and easy with great performance. That’s what Jeff Graham’s Light House cut is all about. This design works very well for faceters of all skill levels, especially novices.

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A “Money Cut” is a gem design that’s fast and easy to cut with great performance. That’s what the Light House is all about. This design works very well for faceters of all skill levels, especially novices.

You can find cutting instructions for the Light House here.

Cutting Remarks

Light House cut - amethyst
An 8 mm, approximately 1.45-ct Light House, cut from a Marabá amethyst (Marabá, Pará, Brazil) by Jeff Graham.

As the stone gets large (over 8 mm), especial in lighter colored material, I recommend cutting a table. This will eliminate the typical “eye” that an apex crown leaves.

This design works in natural quartz, tourmaline, topaz, garnet, and sapphire as well as lab-created materials. I use this for earring stones quite a bit.

Enjoy cutting your “Light House.”

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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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