Frill Hex: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this design is called "Frill Hex".


Topaz (Swiss, Electric, London Blue, Imperial, White, Yellow, Pink, Champange)

Frill Hex (TOPAZ15.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1998
84% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
73 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 79
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.496 T/L = 0.430
P/W = 0.485 C/W = 0.321
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.826
P/H = 0.587 C/H = 0.389
Vol./W^3 = 0.343

Addition # 3 - This is not hard really, but you will probably have the cut the steps a couple of times to get the spacing right. This design is deep and works great for lighter pieces of rough, 2-18cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.93 (85.7%) with no changes.

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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