Huynh - Beginner Marquise

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Beginner Marquise - Michiko Huynh

This is an easy to cut marquise design. It is not complicated, but a good practice design for

1) cutting a keel in the pavilion,

2) cutting a checkerboard, and

3) cutting Low-angle facets (the facets D and E).

Cut the pavilion following the diagram. Learn where to pay attention when cutting a checkerboard. The facets D and E are not extremely low angles, but an inexperienced faceter may have an accident of the off-the-dop and flying stone. Start cutting those facets by setting the mast height so the stone is barely touching the lap and proceed carefully.

Transfer the stone to a V dop.

It is good for most gem materials. Also good for a shallow and narrow rough.


Click on this link to download the gemcad file: File:Check marguise1.gem

Click on this link to download the pdf file: File:CHECKM~2.pdf

Michiko Huynh Photo

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