Zig – Reflector: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

Zig - Reflector (MC24.JRG) Tourmaline cut by Tony Carson
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1999
80% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
10 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 14
2-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 2.000 P/W = 0.466 C/W = 0.184H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.670
P/H = 0.696 C/H = 0.274
Vol./W^3 = 0.745

Addition # 4 -This has nice long diamond shaped flash in it. I like this in Amethyst or any nice color Quartz. There are no surprises when cutting, I usually cut this in a larger size, but it works well for small crystals too. This works in Topaz also…

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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