Texas Punch: 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 Punch".


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

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Texas Punch (MIR72.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2005
87.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
21 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 26
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
80 index
L/W = 1.051 T/W = 0.276 T/L = 0.262 P/W = 0.389
C/W = 0.282 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.691 P/H = 0.563 C/H = 0.408 Vol./W^3 = 0.209



Addition # 10 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 1.93 with no changes. This is designed for light saturations and is ideal in Rose de France. The star effect shows better in a large stone. I like it in 10mm to 16mm. It is easy to cut.

Jeff Graham Faceting Design

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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