Bethlaham Star: Faceting Design Diagram
An informational guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Bethlaham Star".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
Bethlaham Star (MC76.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
82.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
45 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 51
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.335 T/W = 0.238 T/L = 0.179
P/W = 0.406 C/W = 0.274
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.700
P/H = 0.580 C/H = 0.391
Vol./W^3 = 0.269
Addition # 7 - This is really very nice. When cutting the crown cut C1,C3,C4,C5,C6 as evenly as you can, there are no meets. You may have to cut the crown a couple of times to get the tiers even.
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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