Aztec Sun: 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 "Aztec Sun".


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

Aztec Sun (GNETP2.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
90% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
65 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 73
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.334 T/L = 0.334
P/W = 0.377 C/W = 0.223
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.620
P/H = 0.608 C/H = 0.360
Vol./W^3 = 0.197

Addition # 2 - This leaves an unusual girdle, because of the P3. It makes a nice reflection. Cut this in about any good Garnet,1-12cts. Works in man-made Sapphire, YAG, and Spinel.

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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