Sweet: 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 "Sweet".


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

Sweet (CHECK69.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003 88%
Light Return Angles for R.I. = 1.54
61 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 69
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.296 T/L = 0.296
P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.211
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.682
P/H = 0.661 C/H = 0.310
Vol./W^3 = 0.252

Addition # 8 - This is a nice one, cut it in about any colored material. It is a little different and the crown, while not hard to cut, can be confusing for a novice. Cut this in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. I like this in pink Tourmaline. It is ideal for medium to light colored material. This design has very interesting flash patterns.

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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