1st Aqua: Faceting Design Diagram

Details and information on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts and facets suitable for different gems.


Beryl (Aquamarine, Emerald, Helidore, Bixbite, Goshenite, Morganite, Golden Beryl)

1st Aqua (AQUA2.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
81.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.56
41 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 49
8-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.446 T/L = 0.446
P/W = 0.445 C/W = 0.234
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.700
P/H = 0.636 C/H = 0.335
Vol./W^3 = 0.260

Gram Book 1 - This is the first aqua I did, it is a simple stone and cuts fast. The P3 facets cut very fast! The Pavilion gives this stone a very nice circular flash, 1/2-6cts. Cut in refractive index 1.56 to 1.93 (84.3%) 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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