Queen Aqua: 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 "Queen Aqua".


Beryl (Aquamarine, Emerald, Helidore, Bixbite, Goshenite, Morganite, Golden Beryl)

Queen Aqua (AQUA4.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
82.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.56
53 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 65
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.543 T/L = 0.543
P/W = 0.447 C/W = 0.196
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.663
P/H = 0.674 C/H = 0.296
Vol./W^3 = 0.266

Addition # 3 - This design is a little harder to cut than it looks at first glance. The C5 facets have to be cut exact for the table to work. If your machine has a keyed dop you can cut the table first(then C5), 1-8cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.56 to 2.14 (84.3%) with no changes.



Random - Cosine - ISO

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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