Fancy: 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 "Fancy-Tourmailne".


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

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Fancy (MC101.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
86.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
119 facets + 20 facets on girdle = 139
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.287 T/W = 0.791 T/L = 0.614 P/W = 0.562
C/W = 0.162 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.744 P/H = 0.755 C/H = 0.218 Vol./W^3 = 0.393



Addition # 12 - Cut to meet C6. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. Note: This is a little different to cut, the P2 over cuts the P1 leaving the breaks out at the girdle. Cut all the girdle facets as evenly as you can. P3 splits P1 at the girdle. Cut the P3 to center point and cut evenly from both sides a little at a time. You can leave the L/W a little long on the curved ends and them cut to match the P3.

Think out side the box… Cutting "Fancy"

Fancy Jeff Graham Facet Design

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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