“Eye of the Storm” a faceting design created by Robert W. Strickland on 12th September 2017, in honour of those who suffered loss in the Caribbean hurricanes of 2017.

This design was first published in the United States Faceters’ Guild newsletter of September 2017.

When photographed directly into the centre of the culet, all the crown facets go dark, and the only light is in the “eye”, but viewed from other angles, the stone is actually quite light and flashes brightly.

It was cut by Jo Wicht in smokey quartz and weighs 11,5 ct. Robert Strickland has given permission for the design instructions to be passed on to anyone who would like a copy. Just ask Jo.