Borderland: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Borderland".


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

Jeff Facet Design

Jeff Facet Design

Borderland (MIR64.JRG)Peach Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2005
88.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
26 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 31
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
80 index
L/W = 1.051 T/W = 0.213 T/L = 0.203 P/W = 0.389
C/W = 0.238 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.646 P/H = 0.601 C/H = 0.368 Vol./W^3 = 0.200



Addition # 10 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This works best in a large stone and is a classic example of less is more. Give it a try in light to medium saturated material. Note: By varying C2 the star effect can be adjusted, there is no meet. On a small stone the table can be left off.

Jeff Facet 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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