Maiden’s Cross: 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 "Maiden's Cross".


Beryl (Aquamarine, Emerald, Helidore, Bixbite, Goshenite, Morganite, Golden Beryl)

Maiden's Cross (CHECK44.JRG) Helidore
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2002
90.6% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.56
55 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 65
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.414 T/W = 0.188
T/L = 0.133 P/W = 0.594
C/W = 0.258 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.872
P/H = 0.681 C/H = 0.296
Vol./W^3 = 0.494

Addition # 8 - This makes a nice cross if you leave the C8 thru C12 and the table frosted. It will show up well in light colored material. Cut in refractive indexes 1.56 to 2.14 with no changes. Notice the C12 tier is very shallow, I just rub the facets in by hand.



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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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