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
81.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
41 facets + 4 facets on girdle = 45
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
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