Step Up: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Step Up (QTZ59.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1997
80% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
49 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 57
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.493 T/L = 0.493
P/W = 0.452 C/W = 0.153
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.625
P/H = 0.723 C/H = 0.245
Vol./W^3 = 0.249

Addition # 2 - This takes a little cutting, you might have to cut the top a couple of times to get it. When you have done it once it gets easier. About any material (I like a good Amethyst) 1-12cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 (88%) 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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