Flame of Texas: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Flame of Texas".


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

Flame of Texas (MIR31.JRG) Citrine cut by Tony Carson
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
92.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
41 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 51
5-fold symmetry
80 index
L/W = 1.051 T/W = 0.307 T/L = 0.292
P/W = 0.414 C/W = 0.198
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.632
P/H = 0.655 C/H = 0.313
Vol./W^3 = 0.217

Addition # 9 - This is fun and works in about any material. I like a large stone because the star can easily be seen. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. Try this in some orange Citrine.




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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