Topaz Crystal II: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Topaz Crystall II"
Topaz (Swiss, Electric, London Blue, Imperial, White, Yellow, Pink, Champange)
Topaz Crystal II (TOPAZ2.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
74% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
53 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 61
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.450 T/W = 1.061 T/L = 0.732
P/W = 0.419 C/W = 0.178
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.616
P/H = 0.680 C/H = 0.288
Vol./W^3 = 0.290
Gram Book 1 - Another design for topaz crystal shapes, Champagne or pinkish (Mexican). No point for cleavage breaks, and close to natural shape for low waste. This design makes a nice cut with good return, 1-6cts. (not easy to do!)
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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