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Warrior: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Warrior gem design

Warrior (MC44.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
95.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
40 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 52
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.066 T/W = 0.303 T/L = 0.284
P/W = 0.426 C/W = 0.166
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.612
P/H = 0.696 C/H = 0.271
Vol./W^3 = 0.211

Addition # 7 - This is not meant to be a large stone. I usually do not cut it larger than 2 to 3 carats. This design will help lighten up material that is just a little on the dark side. The large triangular shape on the crown reads well from a distance and is interesting. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.20 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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