I would like to cut the 2022 Novice USFG competition stone in synthetic corundum and wonder if the pavilion and crown cutting angles should be modified for the higher RI. The design is currently for quartz, a RI of 1.54.
I believe a person would need GemCad or another software package to determine these angles. I don’t have a software tool available or the knowledge to do this. Has anybody calculated what the P1, P2, C1 and C2 angles should be for corundum (1.76-1.78)???
Would you loose points for cutting the design in corundum using the quartz angles? Or would it just not be a pretty?
As far as the rules concern you are supposed to facet what is given. If the design is for 1.54 the result- the light return- will be better for any higher refractive index so need to change the design or play with it at cad program. İ do not understand People to change the diagrams for higher indexes.
OK I’ll cut as shown, thank you both for getting back to me.
I was just confused by the instructions “Original angles modified for Quartz” and “Design maybe tangent ratio adjusted to material selected”. I thought that if I didn’t use quartz that something needed to be done.
Iam a newbie here, I would like to know where to get the details of novice 2022 cutting competation details. Also do we need to come in person to do cutting and submission of stone. Appreciating reply from anyone in the thread please.
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