Little Mick: 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 "Little Mick".


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

Little Mick (B17.JRG) 2.46 carat Amethyst
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
88.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
61 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 77
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.172 T/W = 0.645 T/L = 0.550
P/W = 0.499 C/W = 0.203
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.722
P/H = 0.691 C/H = 0.281
Vol./W^3 = 0.307

Addition # 5 - This is a very low L/W oval and is designed to be cut in small material, but works well in any size. I often need a design like this for a quick oval in nodule shaped Tourmaline. This works in R.I. 1.62 to 1.93 (91.5%) 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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