Faceting Design Diagram: Prop Square – Topaz – Swiss, Electric, London Blue, Imperial, White, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Champange


Topaz (Swiss, Electric, London Blue, Imperial, White, Yellow, Pink, Champange)

Prop Square (TOPAZ11.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1998
75.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
53 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 57
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.589 T/L = 0.589
P/W = 0.550 C/W = 0.246
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.816
P/H = 0.674 C/H = 0.302
Vol./W^3 = 0.389

Addition # 2 – This is a nice cut, I like it in Tourmaline. The P6 facets are cut in until they look right, no meet. I like this pattern in a medium color material and around 2cts+. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.93 (85.5%) with no changes.


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

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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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