Samurai: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips, details and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Samurai"


Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)

Samurai (MC55.JRG) Green Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
87% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
39 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 51
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index L/W = 1.126 T/W = 0.416
T/L = 0.369 P/W = 0.414 C/W = 0.190
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.624
P/H = 0.663 C/H = 0.305
Vol./W^3 = 0.226

Addition # 7 - This design is fun to cut and should be done in a fairly large sized stone so that the Samurai can be seen. This is a little tough. Here is an article on cutting the Samurai.

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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