Online Faceting Designs & Diagrams: White Asterism

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White Asterism by Jeff R. Graham

Danburite White Astrism

White Asterism – Cutting Remarks

Shown at left is a 8mm x 7mm deep ~ 2.84 carat White Asterism cut from Clear Mexican Danburite by Jeff Graham.

I recently came into a large parcel of Danburite crystals, although this material is well known in mineral collecting circles, it is not commonly seen in faceted stones. I wanted to create a design that would take advantage of the diamond like clarity and appearance of the material. Because of it’s clarity, it does not need to be cut in a especially bright design, it is already bright. Notice the depth of this stone, it has a lot of dispersion and nice patterns… Cut in a larger size, 1 carat plus. This also works well in light colored Topaz, Tourmaline, and man-made materials.

Enjoy cutting your “White Asterism”… Drop me an email to let me know your results and what you’ve cut, or feel free to inquire if you have any questions or need some help regarding this design.

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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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