Faceting Design Diagram: “3LD” Triangle – Spinel – Red, Pink, Lavender, Green, Blue, Orange, Violet


Spinel (Red, Pink, Lavender, Green, Blue, Orange, Violet)

“3LD” Triangle (SPINEL.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1995
79.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.71
52 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 64
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.009 T/W = 0.472 T/L = 0.468
P/W = 0.377 C/W = 0.190
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.587
P/H = 0.643 C/H = 0.323
Vol./W^3 = 0.189

Addition # 3 – Here is a good triangle to cut, watch the apex at P3,P5, this establishes the P6(G) girdle facets. The P4 & P7 facets may have to be rubbed in, especially on a small stone, 1-12cts any good material. Cut in refractive indexes 1.71 to 2.14 with no changes.


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler