Hedonist: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips, details, and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Hedonist"


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

Hedonist Jeff Graham Facet Design 1


Hedonist Jeff Graham Facet Design 2


Hedonist (DOME6.JRG)Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2007
70.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
49 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 55
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.368 T/L = 0.319 P/W = 0.419
C/W = 0.305 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.744 P/H = 0.563 C/H = 0.410 Vol./W^3 = 0.285



Addition # 13 - This is designed for light colored material like pale pink. It is easy to cut and has a nice flash pattern. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 with no changes.

Hedonist Jeff Graham Facet Design 3

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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