Quickie 2: 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 "Quickie 2".


Garnet (Pyrope, Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, Demantoid, Tsavorite)

Quickie 2 (GNETP10.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
91.2% light return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
33 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 41
4-fold symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.373 T/L = 0.373
P/W = 0.370 C/W = 0.181
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.570
P/H = 0.648 C/H = 0.317
Vol./W^3 = 0.179

Gram Book 1 - This cut is designed to be fast with good light return and shallow to help lighten up dark Pyrope material. It is a little shallower than "Quickie" for extra dark material, 1/2-6cts. Cut in refractive indexes 1.73 to 2.14 with no changes.

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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