Float Sq. Check: Faceting Design Diagram


Tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Float Sq. Check-Reflector".

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Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)

Float Sq. Check - Reflector (MC42.JRG)10.43 carat Amethyst
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1999
91% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
32 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 40
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 P/W = 0.466 C/W = 0.225
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.711
P/H = 0.656 C/H = 0.316
Vol./W^3 = 0.294

Addition # 4 - This is fun to cut, there are no meets on the top after C3. Cut them as square as you can. The corners float and you can vary the crown height using the C2 tier. I use this for darker material, it works good in grape Garnet, 1cts+. Also works in Spine, Sapphire, and man-made materials.


Random - Cosine - ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler


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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