Sun Goddess: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Sun Goddess (MIR12.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
93.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
49 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 57
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.198 T/L = 0.198
P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.229
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.684
P/H = 0.636 C/H = 0.335
Vol./W^3 = 0.224

Addition # 9 - Hint: It is helpful to leave the C3 a little short, then cut in the C4 tier and rough the table. Touch up the C3 tier as needed. This cuts fast and is simple, it is ideal for medium saturated material. Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.76 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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