Golden Swan: 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 "Golden Swan".
Topaz (Swiss, Electric, London Blue, Imperial, White, Yellow, Pink, Champange)
Golden Swan (MC78.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
73.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
44 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 50
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.009 T/W = 0.628 T/L = 0.622
P/W = 0.402 C/W = 0.150
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.572
P/H = 0.703 C/H = 0.262
Vol./W^3 = 0.187
Addition # 3 - This can be a bit tricky to cut, but once you have cut it, cutting it again will be easier. This is a nice pendant shape and has a lot of life in light colored materials.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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