Zippidy Do: Faceting Design Diagram

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


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

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Zippidy Do (MC104.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
86.7% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
118 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 130
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.037 T/W = 0.596 T/L = 0.574 P/W = 0.457
C/W = 0.153 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.630 P/H = 0.725 C/H = 0.243 Vol./W^3 = 0.228



Addition # 12 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 2.14 (91.2%) with no changes. This is not all that hard to cut and works best in light to medium saturated materials. I designed it for a large light pink Tourmaline.

Zipidy Do Jeff Graham Facet Design

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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