Mixed up 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 "Mixed Up Square".


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

Mixed up Square (GNETP15.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1994
81.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
41 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 45
4-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.400 T/L = 0.400
P/W = 0.432 C/W = 0.208
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.661
P/H = 0.654 C/H = 0.315
Vol./W^3 = 0.311

Gram Book 1 - This design cuts fast and is easy meet point even if it looks like it might be hard. It has a nice large random flash with an unusual look to it. Light to medium material, 1-12cts. This works in man-made 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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