Simple Check: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed infromation and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Simple Check".


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

Simple Check (CHECK13.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
86.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
22 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 26
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.336 P/W = 0.457 C/W = 0.244
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.722
P/H = 0.634 C/H = 0.339
Vol./W^3 = 0.547

Addition # 6 - This is fun and fast… This works in almost any material with no changes. L/W is not critical on this design and it can vary a little with no problems. I really designed this for Tourmaline crystals, it will yield very well, with steep ends to help with dark "c" axis stones. This design does darken a bit…

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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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