Tigers Tape: 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 "Tigers Tape."


Quartz (Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose)

Tigers Tape (MIR1.JRG) Tiger tape cut in Rubellite
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2004
91.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
36 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 48
6-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.088 P/W = 0.441 C/W = 0.201 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.662
P/H = 0.666 C/H = 0.304
Vol./W^3 = 0.218

Addition # 9 - Depending on the size of the P3, P4(G), you may need to adjust the C2 angle. This is a new design concept that is fast and easy to cut. These are made to be Money Cuts. Cut this in refractive index 1.54 to 2.14 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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