High Fashion: 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 "High Fashion".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
High Fashion (MIR32.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
88.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
46 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 51
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.051 T/W = 0.371 T/L = 0.353
P/W = 0.448 C/W = 0.215
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.683
P/H = 0.656 C/H = 0.315
Vol./W^3 = 0.229
Addition # 9 - This is a Mirage cut because it only has 51 facets and when finished will look like 150 facets. As you can see, this is a fairly traditional cut and not hard to do. Use light to medium saturated material and cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.76 with no changes.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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