Glitter Mine #3: 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 "Glitter Mine #3".



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Glitter Mine #3 (MC95.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
78% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.67
105 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 113
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.395 T/L = 0.395 P/W = 0.513
C/W = 0.262 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.795 P/H = 0.645 C/H = 0.330 Vol./W^3 = 0.316



Addition # 12 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.67 to 2.14 with no changes. This works well in light to medium saturations and is very nice in light colored Zircons.

Glitter Mine#3 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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