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
Copyright 2004
88.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
46 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 51
5-fold, mirror-image symmetry
80 index
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.

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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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