Maya: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Maya (TLINE32.JRG) 1.29 carat green Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1995
77% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
73 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 81
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.508 T/L = 0.508
P/W = 0.463 C/W = 0.232
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.715
P/H = 0.648 C/H = 0.324
Vol./W^3 = 0.270

Addition # 1 - This design cuts fairly easy, the only thing different about it is the C4 facets. Cut the steps carefully and you won't have any problems. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.76 with no changes. Cut in light to medium material. This design will help improve light material, 1-8cts.

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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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