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)
By Jeff R. Graham
84% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.62
18 facets + 5 facets on girdle = 23
1-fold, mirror-image symmetry
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
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