Daisy Illusions: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Daisy Illusions"


Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)

Daisy Illusions (MIR10.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
93.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
43 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 49
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.148 T/L = 0.128
P/W = 0.405 C/W = 0.208
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.633
P/H = 0.639 C/H = 0.329
Vol./W^3 = 0.209

Addition # 9 - Do not bother cutting a table on small stones (under 10mm). A table is helpful on large stones. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This design is very interesting in Zircon, particularly light colored ones. Also try it in Garnets.

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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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