Star Rise: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Star Rise (MIR26.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
89.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
30 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 35
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
80 index
L/W = 1.051 P/W = 0.389 C/W = 0.197
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.606
P/H = 0.642 C/H = 0.325
Vol./W^3 = 0.177

Addition # 9 - This is a neat design, it's fast and easy to cut and designed for light to medium saturated materials. This is very nice in Tourmaline and is outstanding for earrings. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes.

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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