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".
By Jeff R. Graham
88.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
26 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 31
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
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.
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
Rose Quartz Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Ametrine Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Amethyst Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Citrine Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Creating Ring Mountings for Deep-Cut Gemstones
How Does Topaz Form?
Prosopite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information
Gemstone Doublets, Triplets, and Other Assembled Stones
When you join the IGS community, you get trusted diamond & gemstone information when you need it.
Get started with the International Gem Society’s free guide to gemstone identification. Join our weekly newsletter & get a free copy of the Gem ID Checklist!