Ups “E” Daisy : 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 "Ups "E" Daisy".


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

Ups "E" Daisy (TLINE33.JRG) 2.77 carat peach Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1996
81.4% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
105 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 113
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.509 T/L = 0.509
P/W = 0.465 C/W = 0.204
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.689
P/H = 0.674 C/H = 0.297
Vol./W^3 = 0.262

Addition # 1 - This design cuts easy, however it should be a larger stone. Watch the meets on P4 so that the P5, P6 look even, 2-12cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.93 (90.6%) with no changes. I prefer this in light to medium colored materials.

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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