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
Copyright 1998
73.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
44 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 50
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
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

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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