Gentleman's Choice Gem Design
Gentleman's Choice Gem Design

Gentleman's Choice: Faceting Design Diagram


Helpful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Gentleman's Choice".

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

Gentleman's Choice Gem Design

Gentleman's Choice (CHECK66.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2003
89.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
33 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 41
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.128 T/W = 0.456 T/L = 0.404
P/W = 0.495 C/W = 0.157
| H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.671
P/H = 0.737 C/H = 0.233
Vol./W^3 = 0.327

Addition # 8 - Cut this in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes. I designed this for a man's ring, the shape is like the old style Masonic rings. I like this in about any material. It cuts easily and quickly.

 


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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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