Simply X’ed: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Simply X'ed"


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

Simply X'ed (QTZ30.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1994
70% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
25 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 29
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.541 T/L = 0.541
P/W = 0.488 C/W = 0.207
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.714
P/H = 0.683 C/H = 0.289
Vol./W^3 = 0.324

Gram Book 1 - Guess what? Another design for earrings? Does it cut fast? Yes, it is simple and easy for anyone to cut. Any Quartz material makes a nice stone and I usually cut it in, right you guessed it, 4-8mm Amethyst. Purple just seems to be a lot better seller.


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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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