Puzzle Palace: 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 "Puzzle Palace".

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Sunstone (Feldspar, Bytonite, Labradorite, Spectrolite, Orthoclase)

Puzzle Palace Jeff Graham Facet Design

Puzzle Palace Jeff Graham Facet Design

Puzzle Palace (SUN25.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2006
80.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
28 facets + 6 facets on girdle = 34
3-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.155 T/W = 0.536 T/L = 0.465 P/W = 0.465
C/W = 0.228 H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.713 P/H = 0.652 C/H = 0.320 Vol./W^3 = 0.291

PAVILION

CROWN

Addition # 11 - Cut in refractive indexes 1.54 to 2.14 with no changes. This is fast to cut and designed for color spots. Put the color centered in the pavilion. This also works well in Beryl. Be careful and make the crown steps accurate.

Puzzle Palace Jeff Graham Facet Design

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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