Squeezed Square: 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 "Squeezed Square".


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

Squeezed Square (QTZ8.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1994
94.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
20 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 24
4-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.458 C/W = 0.144
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.622
P/H = 0.736 C/H = 0.232
Vol./W^3 = 0.241

Addition # 3 - Fast cutting with a nice bright flash, this design makes a good stone when you want to cut something that's not involved. I use it for earrings mostly, cut it in any material in 4-8mm is best. On larger stones a table is a good idea, cut to meet C2,C3… Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 (92.3%) with no changes.

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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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