Diamond Eye 1.50: 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 "Diamond Eye 1.50".

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

Diamond Eye 1.50 (CHECK82.JRG)

By Jeff R. Graham

Copyright 2003

76.5% Light Return

Angles for R.I. = 1.62

35 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 47

2-fold, mirror-image symmetry

96 index

L/W = 1.502

T/W = 0.421

T/L = 0.280 P/W = 0.430 C/W = 0.232

H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.682

P/H = 0.631

C/H = 0.340

Vol./W^3 = 0.264

Addition # 8 - This is brighter than the ray trace may lead you to think and works well in about any material. There are not very many 1.50 marquises around that are worth cutting and it cuts fast and is nice. It is very pretty in pink Tourmaline.

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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