Suz’s Bar: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips, details and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Suz's Bar"
Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)
Suz's Bar (MC69.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
84.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
29 facets + 10 facets on girdle = 39
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 3.000 T/W = 2.236 T/L = 0.745
P/W = 0.457 C/W = 0.201
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.678
P/H = 0.674 C/H = 0.297
Vol./W^3 = 1.015
Addition # 7 - This is fast to cut. Notice that the table has no meets, this is for weight retention and speed. This is designed for long Tourmaline crystals, especially if the rough has a gradual color change. Honestly, there is not much that can be cut in this type of rough. I designed this cut for that reason…
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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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