Moon Dance: 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 "Moon Dance".
Moon Dance (MIR21.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
93.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
48 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 56
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.219H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.674
P/H = 0.645 C/H = 0.325
Vol./W^3 = 0.233
Addition # 9 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is fun to cut and has a pretty whirl pattern in almost any light. I like it in light to medium saturated materials. A table can be cut on large stones.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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