Floating Lilly: 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 "Floating Lilly".


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

Jeff Graham Facet Design

Jeff Graham Facet Design

Floating Lilly (MIR52.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2005
88.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
49 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 57
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.204 T/L = 0.204 P/W = 0.434 C/W = 0.233 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.687 P/H = 0.632 C/H = 0.339
Vol./W^3 = 0.273




Addition # 10 - This is nice and the crown will appear to float. Note: The C2 depth can vary a bit, but I tend to like it like the diagram. You can see the "float" but it is not too deep. This is ideal in light to medium colors. The table can be left off on small stones. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes.

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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