Six Shooter: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Six Shooter (MIR14.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
92.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
31 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 37
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.163 T/L = 0.141
P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.191
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.662
P/H = 0.681 C/H = 0.289
Vol./W^3 = 0.215

Addition # 9 - Cut in Refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.93 with no changes. This is designed for clean medium to light colored Amethyst and Citrine which is readily available and a mainstay for jewelers. Try it for earrings, the flash is quite nice and it's an easy and fast cut. No table needed on a small stone, although I usually put a table on all I cut unless the stone is very small.

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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