Confederate Button: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Confederate Button"0
Confederate Button (SUN8.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
95.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
33 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 41
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.207 T/L = 0.207 P/W = 0.483
C/W = 0.125 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.628 P/H = 0.769 C/H = 0.199 Vol./W^3 = 0.233
Addition # 11 - Cut this in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This works well in dark Garnet. I designed it for thin color/shiller rough. It is designed to be a very bright reflector. Note: There are no breaks on the girdle/crown. You can cut some in at 68 if you want.
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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