Surrounded: 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 "Surrounded".


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

Surrounded (MIR18.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
93.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
29 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 33
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.162 T/L = 0.162
P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.187
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.641
P/H = 0.678 C/H = 0.291
Vol./W^3 = 0.253

Addition # 9 - Note: Cut the C2 to center point, or as evenly as you can, only the 4 corner facets in the tier meet the girdle. This is designed for about any material, I prefer light to medium saturation so the reflections really show. Try some matched sets, they will sell fast and are fun to cut.

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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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