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

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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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