Faceting Design Diagram: Tigers Tape – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


Quartz (Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose)

Tigers Tape (MIR1.JRG) Tiger tape cut in Rubellite
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
91.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
36 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 48
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.088 P/W = 0.441 C/W = 0.201 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.662
P/H = 0.666 C/H = 0.304
Vol./W^3 = 0.218

Addition # 9 – Depending on the size of the P3, P4(G), you may need to adjust the C2 angle. This is a new design concept that is fast and easy to cut. These are made to be Money Cuts. Cut this in refractive index 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes.


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Gram Faceting Archive of Information
This edited version of an article by the late Jeff Graham is part of a special archived informational series from Gram Faceting. Used with permission.