Quick Square: 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 "Quick Square".
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
Quick Square (B14.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
88.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
61 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 73
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.562 T/L = 0.562
P/W = 0.523 C/W = 0.199
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.743
P/H = 0.705 C/H = 0.268
Vol./W^3 = 0.341
Addition # 5 - This works particularly well for medium colored materials. It is very fast to cut and does not have a lot of facets. This is really another "Money Cut". I use it a lot, when I want a cushion square that will deepen color a bit. This works well in R.I. 1.62 to 1.76 (89.9%) with no changes.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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