Whalm: 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 "Whalm".


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

Whalm Jeff Graham Facet Design2

Whalm Jeff Graham Facet Design1

Whalm (BEAD13.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2007
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
66 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 74
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.218 T/L = 0.218
P/W = 0.742 C/W = 0.742
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 1.504
P/H = 0.493 C/H = 0.493
Vol./W^3 = 0.617




Addition # 14 - This cuts easily and works well in most any material. I like it in medium colored Amethyst or Citrine.

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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