Long John Pod: 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 "Long John Pod".

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Quartz (Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose)

Long John Pod (CHECK10.JRG)2.82 carat Amethyst
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
86.5% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
28 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 34
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.550 P/W = 0.450 C/W = 0.281
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.751
P/H = 0.599 C/H = 0.375
Vol./W^3 = 0.517

Addition # 6 - This is fun and fast... It is similar to the "Pod" but I wanted longer design for a particular piece of rough that I wanted to cut.


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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