Flight of Blue: 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 "Flight of Blue".

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Beryl (Aquamarine, Emerald, Helidore, Bixbite, Goshenite, Morganite, Golden Beryl)

Flight of Blue (MC74.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1998
80.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.56
27 facets + 7 facets on girdle = 34
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.412 T/W = 0.827 T/L = 0.585
P/W = 0.380 C/W = 0.157
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.557
P/H = 0.682 C/H = 0.282
Vol./W^3 = 0.215

Addition # 7 - This is actually easier to cut than it may look. Cut P1 to P8 and make sure that you have the correct L/W=1.412. NOTE cut the P8 in to get the correct L/W and then cutting P7 is easier... This is not really meet Point. It works well in Tourmaline and Topaz.


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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