Icon Square: Faceting Design Diagram
Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Icon Square".0
Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)
Icon Square (GNETP30.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
84.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
77 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 89
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.479 T/L = 0.479
P/W = 0.446 C/W = 0.235
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.701
P/H = 0.636 C/H = 0.335
Vol./W^3 = 0.276
Gram Book 1 - This design is standard to cut, but because of the number of facets it should be cut in a large size. Light material like Grossular Garnet works best, it will deepen color, 2-12cts. This works in man-made YAG,Sapphire and Spinel.
Random - Cosine - ISO
Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler
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