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".


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

Icon Square (GNETP30.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1996
84.2% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
77 facets + 12 facets on girdle = 89
1-fold symmetry
96 index
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

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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