Quickie: 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 "Quickie"


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

Quickie (GNETP6.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 1993
89.3% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.73
29 facets + 8 facets on girdle = 37
4-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000 T/W = 0.422 T/L = 0.422
P/W = 0.356 C/W = 0.165
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.542
P/H = 0.658 C/H = 0.305
Vol./W^3 = 0.174

Gram Book 1 - This cut is designed to be fast with good light return and shallow to help lighten up dark Pyrope material. This is a good cut for an intermediate cutter and is fast. It works well in man-made Sapphire and CZ also.

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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