Quartz Shield: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Quartz Shield (MC38.JRG) 3.0 carat Teal Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1999
82.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
44 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 54
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.507 T/L = 0.507
P/W = 0.426 C/W = 0.191
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.637
P/H = 0.668 C/H = 0.300
Vol./W^3 = 0.232

Addition # 4 - This is fairly easy to cut and has a nice flash. It is designed to be used with other stones in a set, but still be easy to set in jewelry. Cut in about any color material, 1cts+. Works in Tourmaline, Topaz and Peridot.

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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