Pounded Shield: 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 "Pounded Shield".


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

Pounded Shield (MC21.JRG) 5.23 carat Tourmaline
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1999
84% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
18 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 23
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 2.000 T/W = 1.667 T/L = 0.834
P/W = 0.430 C/W = 0.137
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.587
P/H = 0.732 C/H = 0.234
Vol./W^3 = 0.458

Addition # 4 - This is easier than the cut corner version, and works better in a smaller stone. It is designed to be used as a necklace stone. It can be cut in another order, I like it in pink Tourmaline, 1ct and up…

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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