Mock Check Square: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Mock Check Square"
Mock Check Square (MC4.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
79.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
16 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 20
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.489 C/W = 0.158
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.668
P/H = 0.733 C/H = 0.237
Vol./W^3 = 0.351
Addition # 4 - In R.I. Tourmaline/Topaz this is 84%. This cuts fast, just cut the steps as even as you can. There are no meets, this is very easy to cut. It makes nice earrings, I like it in lighter materials, the checker flash is great, 1/2ct+. Cut this in R.I. 1.54 to 1.76 (88.3%) without changes.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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