Stars in Stars: 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 "Stars in Stars".


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

Jeff Graham Facet Design

Jeff Graham Facet Design

Stars in Stars (MIR63.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2005
90.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
37 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 43
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.278 T/L = 0.241 P/W = 0.435
C/W = 0.242 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.696 P/H = 0.624 C/H = 0.347 Vol./W^3 = 0.246



Addition # 10 - Cut this in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is another great earring design, I like it in light to medium saturations. It has great reflections and mirrors. Large is better because the reflections show up better. Note: C3 just cuts to look right, you can get different stars by varying the C3.

Jeff Graham Facet Design


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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