Point Of Cross: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Point of Cross".


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

Point Of Cross (B11.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1999
85.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
81 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 89
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.505 T/L = 0.505
P/W = 0.503 C/W = 0.166
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.689
P/H = 0.730 C/H = 0.241
Vol./W^3 = 0.275

Addition # 5 - This is pretty easy to cut and works well in most medium to light materials. The table can be roughed in before cutting C5 to help with C5 placement. I especially like this in orange citrine. This can be cut in R.I. 1.54 to 1.76 (90.3%) 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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