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)
By Jeff R. Graham
92.8% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
41 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 51
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
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