Faceting Design Diagram: Athena – Feldspar – Bytonite, Labradorite, Spectrolite, Orthoclase


Sunstone (Feldspar, Bytonite, Labradorite, Spectrolite, Orthoclase)

Athena Jeff Graham Facet Design

Athena Jeff Graham Facet Design

Athena (SUN34.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
86.1% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
27 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 33
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.500 T/W = 1.232 T/L = 0.821 P/W = 0.450
C/W = 0.171 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.642 P/H = 0.702 C/H = 0.267 Vol./W^3 = 0.471

Addition # 11 – Cut this in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is very nice and designed for color, it is great in Aquamarine and Tourmaline. This is not hard to cut but can be a little tricky. Note: The C4 cuts to make C3 a pointed diamond. Expect to have to tweak the crown.

Athena Jeff Graham Facet Design

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Gram Faceting Archive of Information
This edited version of an article by the late Jeff Graham is part of a special archived informational series from Gram Faceting. Used with permission.