Strip “O”: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Strip "O" ".


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

Strip "O" (QTZ41.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1995
74% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
59 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 71
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.200 T/W = 0.614 T/L = 0.512
P/W = 0.485 C/W = 0.236
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.741
P/H = 0.655 C/H = 0.318
Vol./W^3 = 0.343

Gram Book 1 - This oval is nice to cut, but it is a lot of work, like most ovals. The P11 facets are not center point and should be cut until they are parallel to each other. Cut it in any light to medium material, 1-12cts. Cut in refractive index 1.54 to 1.93 (80.6%) 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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