Flame’n: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Flame'n".


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

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Flame'n (MIR65.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2005
87.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
57 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 61
8-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.262 T/L = 0.262 P/W = 0.405
C/W = 0.225 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.650 P/H = 0.623 C/H = 0.346 Vol./W^3 = 0.286



Addition # 10 - Cut this in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. This is not easy to cut. Cutting the crown to center point to make the facets even helps. Note: C3 only meets C2 at 96-24-48-72. Cut the rest of the tier as evenly as possible.

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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