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


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

Merger Jeff Graham Facet Design

Merger Jeff Graham Facet Design

Merger (SUN12.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
93.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
33 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 37
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.519 T/L = 0.519 P/W = 0.466
C/W = 0.162 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.649 P/H = 0.719 C/H = 0.250 Vol./W^3 = 0.293

 

Addition # 11 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is not hard to cut and finishes a very bright stone. The Crown step can be adjusted to fit your rough, deeper is better. This works well in Garnets too.

Merger 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.