Texas Mirage: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Texas Mirage (MIR28.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
94.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
40 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 50
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
80 index
L/W = 1.051 P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.172
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.627
P/H = 0.693 C/H = 0.275
Vol./W^3 = 0.199

Addition # 9 - This works well in any material, but to see the star reflection a light to medium saturation works best. This is great for earrings and sets. I prefer it cut in a large stone so the star shows. Cut in refractive 1.54 to 2.14 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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