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

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

Vanguard Jeff Graham Face Design


Vanguard (SUN38.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
83.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
16 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 20
4-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.165
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.635 P/H = 0.709 C/H = 0.259 Vol./W^3 = 0.258

Addition # 11 – Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is easy, fast to cut, and designed for earrings and thin rough. It will work in color or light shiller. Large sized stones work best and I would suggest 8mm and up.


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.