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Scheherazade Cut. Instructions for making faceted gems with S-shapes.
GEMS & MINERALS #483 Jan 1978 pg. 26

Neckernonagon. A nine-sided faceting pattern.
GEMS & MINERALS #484 Feb 1978 pg. 54

Vicky Cut, a faceting design which is an alternation of that for the Kohinoor Diamond.
GEMS & MINERALS #486 Apr 1978 pg. 26

How to cut a double-cabbed teardrop or heart.
GEMS & MINERALS #486 Apr 1978 pg. 28

How to make an Iris Gem, a faceting plan which uses the interference phenomenon to produce colors in faceted quartz or other stones of low dispersion.
GEMS & MINERALS #487 May 1978 pg. 20

Cone Cut, a new faceting pattern.
GEMS & MINERALS #488 Jun 1978 pg. 22

Pyramid cut. Cut this pattern on cabochon equipment.
GEMS & MINERALS #489 Jul 1978 pg. 58

Diamobril. Index settings and instructions for cutting the diamobril facet on both quartz and periodot.
GEMS & MINERALS #491 Sep 1978 pg. 58

Butterfly cut. A new faceting design is given for quartz.
GEMS & MINERALS #492 Oct 1978 pg. 26

Cutting the breaks on the standard brilliant. Advice for the beginning faceter on cutting this dominate style of the diamond industry.
GEMS & MINERALS #493 Nov 1978 pg. 38

Turtle shell oval. How to cut this pattern which comes from the shell of the sea turtle into opaque materials such as hematite, jade, etc. Index pattern for cutting pavilion and crown.
GEMS & MINERALS #494 Dec 1978 pg. 62

Description of a procedure for cutting the largest standard round brilliant stone that could possibly be cut from a given piece of rough material.
GEMS & MINERALS #495 Jan 1979 pg. 46
Added Info GEMS & MINERALS #499 May 1979 pg. 53

Ra - the sun god, a new cut for a star.
GEMS & MINERALS #496 Feb 1979 pg. 44

A 12 sided pinfire cut with 97 facets.
GEMS & MINERALS #497 Mar 1979 pg. 54

Ultra Brilliant cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #499 May 1979 pg. 32

Chevron cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #499 May 1979 pg. 33

Faceting the Marquis Barion.
GEMS & MINERALS #499 May 1979 pg. 50
Correction GEMS & MINERALS #501 Jul 1979 pg. 46

Teardrop Cut without using a preformer.
GEMS & MINERALS #499 May 1979 pg. 56

Q's Diamond Cut, a modification of a Lozenge Cut by Ernest Quiram.
GEMS & MINERALS #499 May 1979 pg. 62

Octo Brilliant cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #500 Jun 1979 pg. 40

Double Camellia cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #501 Jul 1979 pg. 52

Octo Maze Cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #502 Aug 1979 pg. 24

Pacific Star cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #503 Sep 1979 pg. 4

Estimating the depth of a standard brilliant.
GEMS & MINERALS #503 Sep 1979 pg. 118

Spiderweb Octagon cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #504 Oct 1979 pg. 22

Spiderweb Square.
GEMS & MINERALS #505 Nov 1979 pg. 30

How to facet a star in a pentagon and a pentagon in a square.
GEMS & MINERALS #506 Dec 1979 pg. 22

Spoke cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #507 Jan 1980 pg. 30

Dart cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #508 Feb 1980 pg. 42

Vi cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #509 Mar 1980 pg. 20

Septarian brilliant.
GEMS & MINERALS #510 Apr 1980 pg. 30

A modified brilliant with reverse mains.
GEMS & MINERALS #510 Apr 1980 pg. 67

Brillouin brilliant.
GEMS & MINERALS #511 May 1980 pg. 36

Aqua cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #512 Jun 1980 pg. 33

Ship's wheel cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #512 Jun 1980 pg. 84

A rocket cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #513 Jul 1980 pg. 22

A six-ray star brilliant.
GEMS & MINERALS #513 Jul 1980 pg. 30

Nine of diamonds.
GEMS & MINERALS #514 Aug 1980 pg. 37

Double brilliant.
GEMS & MINERALS #514 Aug 1980 pg. 50

Bow tie.
GEMS & MINERALS #515 Sep 1980 pg. 52

Faceting opaque gem materials. Instructions included for the diamond cut.
GEMS & MINERALS #515 Sep 1980 pg. 55

Lupus, the O'Brien Trophy winner.
GEMS & MINERALS #516 Oct 1980 pg. 6

The Waterwheel.
GEMS & MINERALS #517 Nov 1980 pg. 22

Faceting the Platonic Solids (polyhedra that have faces that are identical polygons). Faceting patterns for a tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #518 Dec 1980 pg. 66

Seven-Eleven brilliant.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #519 Jan 1981 pg. 44

A gem called Skylab, with split mains and an octagonal shape.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #520 Feb 1981 pg. 38

Capella cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #521 Mar 1981 pg. 28

U.O. (Unidentified Object) cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #521 Mar 1981 pg. 36

Angles and brilliance. A discussion of the "correct" angles for faceting.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #521 Mar 1981 pg. 38

Tri-folium cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #521 Mar 1981 pg. 52

Box kite cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #522 Apr 1981 pg. 14

A brilliant decagon cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #523 May 1981 pg. 32

Lepus cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #524 Jun 1981 pg. 18

Star of David pattern.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #525 Jul 1981 pg. 24
Correction JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #540 Oct 1982 pg. 34

A modified stepped brilliant.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #526 Aug 1981 pg. 53

A radiant cross pattern.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #527 Sep 1981 pg. 80

An oblong brilliant design.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #527 Sep 1981 pg. 82

Bar-X cuts.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #527 Sep 1981 pg. 108

R.D. cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #527 Sep 1981 pg. 156

Vega cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #528 Oct 1981 pg. 15

Trion cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #529 Nov 1981 pg. 54

Shear cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #530 Dec 1981 pg. 38

Weimar cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #531 Jan 1982 pg. 40

Spike cuts. Five different variations included.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #533 Mar 1982 pg. 36

Deneb cuts.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #534 Apr 1982 pg. 41

Staround cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #536 Jun 1982 pg. 14

Meet point square regent.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #537 Jul 1982 pg. 30

Gold octagon.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #539 Sep 1982 pg. 36

Pollux cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #539 Sep 1982 pg. 54

Squareround cuts. Three pattern illustrated.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #541 Nov 1982 pg. 30

VRJ cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #542 Dec 1982 pg. 41

Billie Ashley Star. A "bear claw" quilt square pattern is transfered to a faceted stone.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #543 Jan 1983 pg. 70

VRJ square cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #544 Feb 1983 pg. 54

Karen Cuts. Four primarily pavilion cuts designed to put high brilliance into oblique stones.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #545 Mar 1983 pg. 6

Advantages of crown apex facets.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #546 Apr 1983 pg. 44

Sirius cut produces exceptionally brilliant stone for quartz.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #546 Apr 1983 pg. 49
Added Info JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #552 Oct 1983 pg. 22

Facet designs for beginners.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #547 May 1983 pg. 6

Karen-3 cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #548 Jun 1983 pg. 39

A 9-main pendeloque by the meet point method.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #548 Jun 1983 pg. 46

Some thoughts on designing facet cuts.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #549 Jul 1983 pg. 5

Halley's comet cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #549 Jul 1983 pg. 14

Another design for beginners.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #550 Aug 1983 pg. 5

Quadrifan.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #550 Aug 1983 pg. 35

Mor-Bril Star.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #551 Sep 1983 pg. 12

How to use cubic zirconia (CZ) with any faceting diagram.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #551 Sep 1983 pg. 18

Squaround IV cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #551 Sep 1983 pg. 20

Commercial Cut, a good practice design for beginners.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #552 Oct 1983 pg. 5

Foursquare, another design suited for beginners.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #553 Nov 1983 pg. 22

Five meet-point ovals.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #554 Dec 1983 pg. 34

Cameron cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #554 Dec 1983 pg. 41

Simplezag cut. It is similar to the zigzag cut, but has fewer facets and does not require use of the cheater.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #556 Feb 1984 pg. 30

Gulfport cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #558 Apr 1984 pg. 14

Cut of the seventh moon.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #558 Apr 1984 pg. 24

Apex facets and proper angles. Further experiments with an alternate to flat table cutting.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #558 Apr 1984 pg. 44

Pluto cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #559 May 1984 pg. 20

Rondino cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #560 Jun 1984 pg. 6

Pyramid cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #561 Jul 1984 pg. 42

Half-shift brilliant. A facet cut in quartz.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #562 Aug 1984 pg. 5

Star-halo cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #562 Aug 1984 pg. 6

"Firefly" facet design.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #562 Aug 1984 pg. 37

Bola cut.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #563 Sep 1984 pg. 22

Toward standard shapes. Thoughts on designing facet cuts with instructions for several designs based on a standard shape.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #566 Dec 1984 pg. 28

Twist cut. Index settings for a 120 index gear. Angles are suitable for quartz, topaz, etc.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #567 Jan 1985 pg. 14

Tri and quad star cut. Index settings for a 120 index gear. Angles are for corundum.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #569 Apr 1985 pg. 24

No Name Cut. Fred VanSant's design number FVS-77. Index settings are for a 64 index gear. Angles are for corundum.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #570 May 1985 pg. 5

Tutu cut. Index settings are for a 96-index gear. Angles given for cubic zirconia.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #570 May 1985 pg. 52
Added Info JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #573 Aug 1985 pg. 12

Earl Toschi cut. Angles are for colored quartz. Index settings are for a 96 index gear.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #571 Jun 1985 pg. 54

Chart of refractive indices and critical angles for the entire spectrum of faceting materials.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #572 Jul 1985 pg. 32

Two cuts featuring the same crown pattern. (1) Squararound V (FVS-72). Index settings for a 96 index gear. Angles are for corundum. (2) Squararound V (FVS-76). Index settings for a 64 index gear. Angles are for corundum.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #572 Jul 1985 pg. 34

Square bow tie cut. Angles are for quartz. Index settings are for a 96 index gear.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #573 Aug 1985 pg. 43

Squaround VI cut. Index settings for a 64 index gear. Angles are for corundum.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #574 Sep 1985 pg. 45

Arc 4 cut. Index settings are for a 96 index gear. Angles given are for quartz.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #575 Oct 1985 pg. 40

Aztec cut. Angles are for quartz. Index settings are for a 96 index gear. There are 49 facets, including the table and girdle.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #578 Jan 1986 pg. 32

Deca Dahlia and Pen-Dec Dahlia cuts.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #580 Mar 1986 pg. 37

I'm learning. Part 8. How and why to study faceting diagrams before actually making any cuts.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #581 Apr 1986 pg. 5

Star Halo Cut 2. Angles are for quartz. Index settings are for an 80 index gear.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #582 May 1986 pg. 38

Double-frame cut. Index settings are for a 64 index gear. Angles are for corundum.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #583 Jun 1986 pg. 5

Aztec oval faceting pattern captures the delicate effect of a lozenge in the less fragile geometry of an oval.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1978 (v.31#11) pg. 2350

Facet the tourmaline gemstone using the nmr Cut
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1978 (v.32#1) pg. 194

Altering a standard brilliant cut can often eliminate an inclusion and not effect a loss in scintillation.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1978 (v.32#2) pg. 628

Cutting the Involute Brilliant pattern, a superior cut for colorless or light colored gemstones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1978 (v.32#3) pg. 742

S-Kay-S faceting pattern features 36 facets and can be done by the beginner.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1978 (v.32#4) pg. 940

Some new angles on faceting. A look at some cutting alternatives in terms of the angles of the facets when making both brilliant cuts and step cuts.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1978 (v.32#6) pg. 1296

Index settings for cutting the round modified brilliant pattern in YAG (Water Clear). This pattern results in greater dispersion (colors of the spectrum seen in colorless material).
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1978 (v.32#6) pg. 1370

Brilliant octagon with trigons. 64 index. Faceting angles for cutting this pattern in quartz
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1978 (v.32#7) pg. 1536

Wheel of fortune cut. Pattern for a 16-way symmetry for a round stone with a shallow pavilion.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1978 (v.32#8) pg. 1770

Lodestars. Twin faceting designs for Christmas. (1) A Christmas card star. Pattern for a facet which displays a six pointed star. (2) Rigel, a star cut. A simplified version of the Christmas card star pattern. Angles are given for topaz.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1978 (v.32#9) pg. 1990

Fireball II facet design is octagon shaped and suitable for lower refractive-index materials.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.32#10) pg. 2210

Description of how Jerry Muchna cuts a daisy from crystal. Includes sketches of the faceting technique.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1979 (v.32#11) pg. 2332

Crusader brilliant cut with a cross.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1979 (v.32#11) pg. 2408

Cutting the Capriccio Cushion and the advanced variation.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1979 (v.32#12) pg. 2624
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1979 (v.33#3) pg. 728

Triumvriate series, cuts for triangular stones. (1) The Fair Triangle, (2) the ES-NS Triangle, and (3) Triumvirate.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1979 (v.33#1) pg. 222

Six-Four cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1979 (v.33#2) pg. 556

How to calculate the brilliance of the standard brilliant cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1979 (v.33#3) pg. 752

Contemporary Cushion, an adaptation of the Standard Round Brilliant to a cushion shape.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1979 (v.33#4) pg. 956

Trefoil cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1979 (v.33#6) pg. 1278
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1979 (v.33#7) pg. 164

A look at the importance of refraction in the design and cutting of gems. Includes a chart for determining the refractive index of a stone and then the pavilion main angle and the crown main angle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1979 (v.33#9) pg. 1906

How to facet a stone that will show a Christian cross shining through the table.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1979 (v.33#9) pg. 1962

Fan Palm, a diamond-shape with flattened corners.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.33#10) pg. 2270

Skylight pattern. Includes tip on use of a probing needle to determine the performance of each facet.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1980 (v.33#12) pg. 2564

16-sided Archimedes cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1980 (v.34#1) pg. 266

Meridian cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1980 (v.34#2) pg. 580

Estrellita cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1980 (v.34#3) pg. 760

Ovals made easy. A perfectly cut oval brilliant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1980 (v.34#5) pg. 1122

Constellation Gemini (Castor & Pollux). Other possible patterns are suggested.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.34#8) pg. 1760

A step-by-step method to cut for maximum finished stone size while maintaining correct pavilion angles for optimum brillance.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1980 (v.34#9) pg. 2012

Selecting facet angles for a YAG gemstone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.34#11) pg. 2378

Gem lore and faceting diagrams. Part 2. The Flirtation cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.34#11) pg. 2456

Regency rectangle cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1981 (v.34#12) pg. 2670

Pin wheel, a very brilliant facet design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1981 (v.35#1) pg. 60

A look at faceting problems. A gem cutter with 25 years' experience recommends his own facet angles for cutting crowns and pavilions.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1981 (v.35#1) pg. 170
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1981 (v.35#3) pg. 696

Gem lore and faceting diagrams. Part 3. BLocking and indexing.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1981 (v.35#1) pg. 236

Sir Isaac Newton cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1981 (v.35#2) pg. 502
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1981 (v.35#5) pg. 1134

Gem lore and faceting diagrams. Part 4. Cutting geometrics and faceting diagrams.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1981 (v.35#2) pg. 556
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1981 (v.35#3) pg. 786

Facet designing.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1981 (v.35#5) pg. 1062
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1981 (v.35#8) pg. 1715

Faceting old cuts with a new look. Modify brilliants and zircon cuts to exhibit a well-defined zigzag girdle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1981 (v.35#6) pg. 1340

Cutting the geodesic brilliant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1981 (v.35#9) pg. 1938

Voyager I.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1982 (v.35#10) pg. 2118

Pixie's diamond.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1982 (v.35#11) pg. 2293

A brilliant rectangle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1982 (v.36#1) pg. 96

Gem lore and faceting diagrams. Part 8. A discussion of the process of obtaining a patent on a unique facet design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1982 (v.36#2) pg. 414

Cut corner diamond sparkler.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1982 (v.36#2) pg. 492

Hellenic cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1982 (v.36#4) pg. 694

Ballerina cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1982 (v.36#5) pg. 838

An informal oval pattern which eliminates the "bow tie" effect.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1982 (v.36#6) pg. 1112
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1982 (v.36#9) pg. 1616

Double prism cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1982 (v.36#7) pg. 1160

Box brilliant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1982 (v.36#8) pg. 1424
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1983 (v.36#12) pg. 1988

Reverse prism cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1982 (v.36#9) pg. 1546

O'Henry cut features a Barion-type pavilion.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1983 (v.36#10) pg. 1766

A cardinal lozenge variation.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1983 (v.36#11) pg. 1916

Box brilliant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1983 (v.36#12) pg. 1988

Cut corner kite brilliant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1983 (v.36#12) pg. 2037

"Allegri" cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1983 (v.37#2) pg. 332

Castle cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1983 (v.37#2) pg. 390
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1983 (v.37#4) pg. 602

A double five-pointed pentagon star cut, one inside another.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1983 (v.37#3) pg. 523

Square one cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1983 (v.37#4) pg. 604

Standard round brilliant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1983 (v.37#5) pg. 780

Montana brilliant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1983 (v.37#8) pg. 1194

Step cut brilliant square.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1983 (v.37#9) pg. 1344

Dixson's double scissors old mine cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1984 (v.37#10) pg. 1446

Scintillating (sparkling) cut for a large, round gem.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1984 (v.37#11) pg. 1558

Diamond-emerald cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.37#12) pg. 1708

Introduction to four new facet designs. (1) Flying saucer #1. (2) Flying saucer #2. (3) Ben's kite. (4) Radiation hexagon.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1984 (v.38#1) pg. 100

An original design for the novice faceter. A few starting rules for your first original design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1984 (v.38#2) pg. 306

Crystal snowflake. A study in light control.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1984 (v.38#3) pg. 432

Modified quadrillion cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1984 (v.38#5) pg. 682

Five star gem.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1984 (v.38#6) pg. 812

Cutting the barion rectangle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1984 (v.38#7) pg. 960

Sexi-brill hexagon cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1984 (v.38#9) pg. 1210

Egyptian square cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1985 (v.38#11) pg. 1414
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1985 (v.39#2) pg. 272
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1985 (v.39#5) pg. 12

The "108" cut. 64 index angles for corundum.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1985 (v.38#12) pg. 1531

Butterfly-bar cut shows a remarkable "butterfly pattern" which appears to flash its wings as the gem is moved.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1985 (v.39#1) pg. 82

Ultima cut for large stones. How to get lots of fire without losing weight.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1985 (v.39#8) pg. 25

Lola's Ray. 80 index angles for corundum.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1986 (v.39#11) pg. 40

Doradus cut. An exceptionally brilliant cut for quartz.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1986 (v.39#11) pg. 62

Triangular radiance step-cut round. A fairly simple, but splendidly radiant cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1986 (v.40#3) pg. 57

Double diamond dodecagon. Designed specifically to provide greater edge brilliance and to compensate for inclusions in stones greater that 8mm in size. Applicable for citrine, amethyst and topaz.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1986 (v.40#4) pg. 43

Phantom Star, a striking, floating star.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1986 (v.40#7) pg. 49

Tutu cut. 96 index, 96 facets.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1986 (v.40#8) pg. 61

Winter Rose cut recommended for stones of 12mm and above with low refractive index and light color.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1986 (v.40#9) pg. 64

Facet a quartz pyramid. Design for a small pyramid to the dimensions of the Great Pyramid at Giza. BASIC computer program to compute dimensions for other quartz pyramids is included.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1987 (v.40#10) pg. 69
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1987 (v.41#1) pg. 12
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1987 (v.41#3) pg. 70

Dance, Square Dance. A modification of Edith Strout's "Square Dance" design taps out brilliant new steps for square-cut stones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1987 (v.40#11) pg. 63

Perfect alignment. Tips on matching main facets on a standard brilliant cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1987 (v.40#12) pg. 49

C-17 and C-33 cuts designed specifically for small stones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1987 (v.41#1) pg. 85

Magen David. Scribing the intersecting equilateral triangles of the Star of David emblem onto the table of a round gem.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1987 (v.41#3) pg. 64

Cyclops faceted design consists of three materials (Black Linde star, colored corundum, and clear corundum) which are assembled to form a clear "eyeball" surrounding a colored "iris" and "pupil".
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1987 (v.41#4) pg. 65

Triangles (96 index, 37 facets). Entire cut is comprised of triangular facets with the single exception of the table.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1987 (v.41#5) pg. 64

C.C. Cut, a design for faceting a 12-sided round brilliant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1987 (v.41#6) pg. 62

Odd-numbered symmetry gems. Nine different cuts that all feature odd-numbered symmetry.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1987 (v.41#7) pg. 62

Rocket 88. An interesting crown pattern with good scintillation. Angles for Beryl 64 index.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1988 (v.41#10) pg. 61

Triangular cut. How to cut an isosceles shape. Part 1.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1988 (v.41#12) pg. 63

Octobrite. An octagonal cut with excellent light characteristics. Simple to cut. 96 index.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1988 (v.42#1) pg. 78

Triangular cut. Part 2.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1988 (v.42#1) pg. 89

Triangular cut. Part 3.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1988 (v.42#2) pg. 66

A fat marquise pattern that is designed to reduce the "bow-tie" effect and eliminate the need for two break facets for each main facet. Winner of the original design contest at 1985 Midwest Faceters Fair.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1988 (v.42#4) pg. 64

A spectacular sunstone. A cut designed especially for heliolite (popularly known as sunstone) features a scissors crown and barion pavilion.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1988 (v.42#5) pg. 76

Computer creations. Using a computer to work out the best faceting design without experimenting on a piece of rough gemstone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1988 (v.42#6) pg. 51

Harlequin radiance, an emerald cut designed for brilliance.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1988 (v.42#6) pg. 56

Hexagonal facet designs generated from snow crystals. Details for six different designs are included.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1988 (v.42#6) pg. 60

Easy faceted earrings. Simpler cuts often look better.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1988 (v.42#6) pg. 67

Designing a step cut sphere.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1988 (v.42#8) pg. 72

Pentabrite. Create a five-sided wonder. Angles shown for refractive indexes of CZ, corundum, and quartz.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1988 (v.42#9) pg. 91

Sweetest sixteen. A round cut using only two alternating sets of index numbers.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1989 (v.42#10) pg. 79

Designing facet cuts. A look at the various methods through which variations of facet cuts and new cuts appear.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1989 (v.42#11) pg. 76

Challenger, a seven sided cut with a seven point star radiating from the center.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1989 (v.43#1) pg. 93
Added Info LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1994 (v.48#6) pg. 106

Tribrite. A new triangular cut, with truncated corners, for use with cubic zirconia, corundum, or quartz.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1989 (v.43#2) pg. 54

Radial step polygon. A scintillating design especially effective for materials of colorless to pale or medium color density.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1989 (v.43#3) pg. 59

Recommendation on cutting angles for CZ. Also tips on polishing CZ.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1989 (v.43#7) pg. 86

Bluebonnet. An easy cut designed for spinel that works well in all sizes.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1989 (v.43#8) pg. 79

Brilliance in tilt. Formulations for optimizing the brilliance of the standard round brilliant through proportions considered with tilt in mind.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1989 (v.43#9) pg. 90

Parachute Pear. A faceting design for nice sized stones (15 carats or so). May also be refered to as a "kite" cut or a "sno-cone" cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1990 (v.43#10) pg. 89

Squarebrite. A cut-corner square design to improve the brightness pattern significantly.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1990 (v.43#12) pg. 73

Cosmos. Faceting directions to produce a round cut designed to attain the greatest brilliance possible for a gem. Named for the cosmos flower, the design resembles eight luminescent petals with a brilliant bloom.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1990 (v.44#1) pg. 109

Hexabrite. A faceting design for quartz, CZ, and corundum that is easy to cut, but offers an excellent pattern of light distribution.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1990 (v.44#2) pg. 55

Return of the native. How to improve the liveliness of a gem by recutting "native cut" faceted stones. This may also be the only way to facet some of the government-controlled gemstones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1990 (v.44#4) pg. 77

Rectabrite. A simple cut for CZ, corundum and quartz that nevertheless requires some sophisticated skill by the facetor. Minor angle changes and one change in direction improve the ease of cutting this 1987 design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1990 (v.44#5) pg. 88

Radiant emerald cut is a departure from the parallel facets of the popular emerald cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1990 (v.44#8) pg. 103

Standard round brilliant. Step-by-step cutting instructions for beginners, complete with diagrams.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1990 (v.44#9) pg. 102

White square brilliant. Tables included for both square and rectangular stone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1991 (v.44#11) pg. 89

Scarab. A trapezoidal design suggests the ancient motif of the scarab beetle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1991 (v.45#1) pg. 146

Tribrite III. A variation on the Tribrite and Tribrite II creates a third triangular cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1991 (v.45#4) pg. 97

20/20 vision. The Sweetest Sixteen faceting design is improved with the fountain effect.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1991 (v.45#5) pg. 101

Backgammon cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1991 (v.45#7) pg. 87

The Mary Jane. A faceting design named for the woman who inspired it. Design is unusual in that the stone is a basic round one, but has a square table.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1991 (v.45#9) pg. 103

Diamond bowtie. An award-winning design born of a faceting mishap.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1992 (v.45#11) pg. 85

Design and facet. A step-by-step guide to designing a 10-main marquise. Part 1. Outlining the faceted stone on paper and designing the break and girdle facets.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1992 (v.45#12) pg. 77

Frosted flakes design features frosted facets. Using snowflakes as a source of ideas for faceting designs.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1992 (v.45#12) pg. 94

Design and facet. A step-by-step guide to designing a 10-main marquise. Part 2. Cutting the break and girdle facets, main pavilion facets, the crown, and the stars using a 96-tooth index gear.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1992 (v.46#1) pg. 125

The dragonfly. A kite design with a split main on the tail.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1992 (v.46#1) pg. 169

KJC43 Barion, a kite-shaped barion cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1992 (v.46#2) pg. 91

Rhombic triacontrahedron. All 30 facets are equal in size and shape in this faceted sphere.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1992 (v.46#5) pg. 87

Cushion arrowhead design is ideal for enchancing the color of blue topaz through faceting.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1992 (v.46#6) pg. 85

Grandmother designs. Part 1. (1) Hilda's hexagon. (2) Beady's Box. Two faceting designs for gemstones with a refractive index of 1.54 (quartz). Good designs for the beginning facetor.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1992 (v.46#8) pg. 69

Grandmother designs. Part 2. (1) Lottiegon. (2) Stener's Circle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1992 (v.46#9) pg. 91

CBS Brooklyn Bridge. A 73-facet cut recommended especially for CZ, corundum, garnet, peridot, and spinel.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1993 (v.46#10) pg. 105

Aztec Sun design features frosted facets.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1993 (v.47#1) pg. 147

Great for garnet. Faceting design intended for garnet, corundum and tourmaline.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1993 (v.47#6) pg. 60

Star of Bethlehem design features frosted facets.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1993 (v.47#9) pg. 89

The Monica. A simple faceting design that can be used on amethyst and quartz. Requires a 72 index gear.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1994 (v.47#11) pg. 84

Fish out of water. Faceting a fish design on a teardrop-shaped gemstone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1994 (v.48#1) pg. 130

My winter love. Snowflake faceting designs.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1994 (v.48#1) pg. 132

Klingon anatomy. A nine-sided design for facetors that even a novice can cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1994 (v.48#2) pg. 95

Spinner. A faceted pinwheel gives this design extra sparkle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1994 (v.48#3) pg. 100

Clinton quasar. An advanced variation on a familiar five-sided faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1994 (v.48#4) pg. 104

Saint Valier. Faceting a rectangular stone to eliminate the "bow-tie" effect.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1994 (v.48#5) pg. 107

The Challenger Revised. A faceting project for the beginner-to-intermediate. A change in the April 1989 faceting design dedicated to the 7 Challenger astronauts.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1994 (v.48#6) pg. 106

Catherine facet design. A modified star design gives flair to this beginner faceting project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1994 (v.48#8) pg. 112

Variant snowflake. Advanced faceting project featuring a frosted design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1994 (v.48#9) pg. 104

Sunrise gem. An intermediate faceting design for very thin pieces of rough.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1995 (v.48#10) pg. 120

Cross my heart. An advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1995 (v.48#11) pg. 120

Seventh veil. An advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1995 (v.48#12) pg. 96

Lucky lady. An intermediate-level cushion rectangle cut pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1995 (v.49#1) pg. 162

Hallmark crown. An intermediate-level faceting design intended for display. Features two flats and no girdle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1995 (v.49#2) pg. 93

Turbine briolette faceting pattern is suitable for a teardrop-shaped pendant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1995 (v.49#4) pg. 95

Impulse power, O'Brien. A pear/heart faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1995 (v.49#5) pg. 105

Butterfly gem. A beginner-to-intermediate faceting pattern that uses frosted facets to highlight a butterfly pattern in the pavilion.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1995 (v.49#6) pg. 114

Quick and easy cut. A beginner faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1995 (v.49#7) pg. 162

Cherokee rose. An intermediate-level faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1995 (v.49#8) pg. 97

Mystery No. 6. An intermediate octagonal faceting design for a long, narrow piece of rough.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1995 (v.49#9) pg. 106

Snow Crystal, a snowflake gem design. An intermediate faceting project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1996 (v.49#10) pg. 102

Markova Interlochen oval gemstone faceting pattern. Intermediate skill level.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1996 (v.49#11) pg. 98

Rebecca. A beginner-to-intermediate hexagonal faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1996 (v.49#12) pg. 91

Upside-down Americana. A beginner-to-intermediate faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1996 (v.50#1) pg. 91

Spring Blossom. An intermediate faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1996 (v.50#2) pg. 163

Cherokee Phoenix. An intermediate faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1996 (v.50#3) pg. 87

3-D Moravian Star faceting pattern. Intermediate skill level.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1996 (v.50#4) pg. 77

Princess Alexis. An intermediate-level faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1996 (v.50#5) pg. 100

Medal of Honor. A square-shaped faceting pattern. Intermediate skill level.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1996 (v.50#6) pg. 114

Barion Round. An intermediate faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1996 (v.50#7) pg. 178

Peruzzi crown. An intermediate faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1996 (v.50#8) pg. 90

Arvitron. An advanced faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1996 (v.50#9) pg. 96

Trinity has three pavilion stars. A faceting project for beginners.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1997 (v.50#10) pg. 111

Heptagonal Barion. An intermediate faceting design that is a variation of the Seventh Veil cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1997 (v.50#11) pg. 95

Ladybird. An advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1997 (v.50#12) pg. 98

Eye of Spring intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1997 (v.51#1) pg. 69

Moon Violet, an advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1997 (v.51#2) pg. 338

Star in Square intermediate-to-advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1997 (v.51#3) pg. 88

Jubilee, an intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1997 (v.51#4) pg. 82

Viviant, a beginner faceting design that is a variation on the standard round brilliant cut.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1997 (v.51#4) pg. 95

Gail's Fan, an intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1997 (v.51#5) pg. 74

Autumn Dawn. A beginner-to-intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1997 (v.51#6) pg. 89

Aztec Round, an intermediate-to-advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1997 (v.51#7) pg. 169

Frosting techniques. A guide to design considerations when leaving various facets unpolished. An intermediate faceting project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1997 (v.51#8) pg. 84

Suzy, an intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1997 (v.51#8) pg. 93

Vito's Revenge, an intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1997 (v.51#9) pg. 83

The 72 Flash, a faceting design for a round stone. Intermediate faceting project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1998 (v.51#10) pg. 91

Cross My Heart faceting pattern. Intermediate skill level.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1998 (v.51#11) pg. 84

Roulette, an intermediate-to-advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1998 (v.51#12) pg. 71

Trilnot. A beginner-to-intermediate faceting project based on the retro reflector principle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1998 (v.52#1) pg. 83

Serendipity, an intermediate-to-advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1998 (v.52#2) pg. 333

Barion-style square brilliant faceting design. Intermediate skill level.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1998 (v.52#3) pg. 69

A heart-shaped Tribute to Titanic. Faceting pattern that is a heart-shaped cut similar to Heart of the Ocean cut featured in the movie, Titanic. An advanced faceting project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1998 (v.52#4) pg. 100

Devilishly Simple Triangle faceting cut. A beginner faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1998 (v.52#5) pg. 94

Utilizing referenced freeform preform. A workhop on planning the design of a pavilion using GemCad and then cutting it.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1998 (v.52#6) pg. 83

Barion octagon cut, an intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1998 (v.52#7) pg. 181

Kelley Blue cut. An intermediate faceting design features an elongated heart shape.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1998 (v.52#8) pg. 94

Barbara's cushion cut, a faceting design for beginners.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1998 (v.52#9) pg. 94

Flower of Tibet cut. Intermediate-to-advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1999 (v.52#10) pg. 100

Irma's Flowers cut. Intermediate-to-advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1999 (v.52#10) pg. 103

Tri-scarf cut. Beginner faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1999 (v.52#11) pg. 87

Light-touch cut. Advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1999 (v.52#12) pg. 98

Fear Not cut. An intermediate faceting design based on the logo of the "Fear Not" organization.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1999 (v.53#1) pg. 95

Sunstar cut. Beginner-to-intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1999 (v.53#2) pg. 324

Stardance cut. Intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1999 (v.53#3) pg. 83

Hope diamond replica cut. Intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1999 (v.53#4) pg. 100

August 30 octagon cut. Beginning faceter design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1999 (v.53#5) pg. 71

Niteowl cut. A beginner-to-intermediate faceting pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1999 (v.53#6) pg. 82

Pentwist cut. Beginner-to-intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1999 (v.53#7) pg. 133

Hexagon cut. Beginner-to-intermediate faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1999 (v.53#8) pg. 91

Sentschuk star cut. An advanced faceting design.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1999 (v.53#9) pg. 84