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.
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.”
Random – Cosine – ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler