Crazy Square: Faceting Design Diagram
Detailed information and guide on Faceting Designs. Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Crazy Square".
Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)
Crazy Square (GNETP1.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
92% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
24 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 28
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.419 C/W = 0.154
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.594
P/H = 0.706 C/H = 0.260
Vol./W^3 = 0.249
Gram Book 1 - This design is shallow for dark material and cuts a nice stone in the 1- 6ct range. I like it for earrings especially, because they sell very well and are different. A table can be cut (and should be) as the stone gets large. I like it without one for small and/or darker stones. The corners can be a little fragile, but in general are no problem. Cut in refractive index 1.73 to 2.14 with no changes.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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