Tzar: Online Faceting Designs and Diagrams


Summary
The Tzar design works best for large, light-colored gems. This cut will make a very interesting, different stone.
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You can find cutting instructions for the Tzar here.

Cutting Remarks

Tzar - aquamarine
Tzar (early version), approximately 3.28 cts, 9.4 mm x 7.5 mm deep, cut from very pale aquamarine by Jeff Graham.

If you like my “White Asterism” design, you’ll like this one. I would cut it at least 8 mm but preferably 10 mm and larger.

The Tzar is designed for light-colored materials, such as danburite and light pink tourmaline. It will also work well in peridot, light blue topaz, and lab-created materials. As you can see in the ray trace below, it’s brighter than the numbers indicate. However, this deep design will help improve lightly saturated material. (That’s what I designed it to do).

This stone will have really nice reflections. These will create a lot of life, particularly in materials with light to medium-light colors

Note: On a smaller stone, you can leave off the table. This will give the stone a very pretty look. On larger stones, I generally cut the table.

Enjoy cutting your own “Tzar.”

Tzar - array
Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

About the author
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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