Square Ziggie: 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 "Square Ziggie".


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

Square Ziggie - Reflector (MC23.JRG) Tourmaline cut by Tony Carson
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1999
86.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
14 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 18
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.466 C/W = 0.144
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.630
P/H = 0.740 C/H = 0.228
Vol./W^3 = 0.336

Addition # 4 - This cuts east and has a neat flash. I like it for earring stones in medium color material 1/2-6cts. Works well in Topaz and Tourmaline.

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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