Arabian Star: Faceting Design Diagram

Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs.A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Arabian Star"


Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)

Arabian Star (MC66.JRG) Mombo Garnet
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2002
90% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
37 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 45
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.405 T/L = 0.405
P/W = 0.447 C/W = 0.186
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.653
P/H = 0.684 C/H = 0.285
Vol./W^3 = 0.253

Addition # 7 - If you like my "Tic Tac" design then you will love this one. The crown on this design is very striking in a large sized stone where it can be easily seen. Cut in refractive indexes 1.62 to 1.93 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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