Pod: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips, details and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Pod".


Tourmaline (Achroite, Dravite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Siberite)

Pod (CHECK1.JRG) 3.0 carat Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
88.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
25 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 31
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.207 T/W = 0.343 T/L = 0.284
P/W = 0.419 C/W = 0.220
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.659
P/H = 0.636 C/H = 0.333
Vol./W^3 = 0.381

Addition # 6 - This is fun and fast… Like a lot of my designs this was created with a particular piece of rough in mind. The rough was green with a pink triangular shaped center. I wanted something that would not mix the colors and show off the fact that the stone was bi-color. This is what I came up with. Notice that the flashes are square, this is also something that I designed for… this works well in almost any material.

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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