Step Flower: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Step Flower (TLINE17.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1995
81.7% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
85 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 91
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.526 T/L = 0.456
P/W = 0.452 C/W = 0.243
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.715
P/H = 0.633 C/H = 0.339
Vol./W^3 = 0.290

Addition # 1 - This design cuts fairly normal except for the step on the crown, which needs to be watched for size. It makes a nice stone in any material, I like it in light colors, 1-8cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.93 (83.6%) 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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