Faceting Design Diagram: Blue Ribbon – Beryl – Aquamarine, Emerald, Helidore, Bixbite, Goshenite, Morganite, Golden Beryl

Beryl (Aquamarine, Emerald, Helidore, Bixbite, Goshenite, Morganite, Golden Beryl)

Blue Ribbon (AQUA3.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
70% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.56
81 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 97
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.635 T/L = 0.635
P/W = 0.449 C/W = 0.194
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.663
P/H = 0.678 C/H = 0.292
Vol./W^3 = 0.245

Gram Book 1 – Here is an unusual design that is a little different to cut. Cut P4 at exactly the right degree (42) and to center point, and you should get the right sizes. P6 is cut to center point, cut evenly, 1-8cts. Cut in refractive index 1.56 to 1.76 (75.6%) with no changes.

Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

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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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